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•^.MINUTES 
^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COIU'ISSIO!! 
CITY AITD COUIJTY OF SMI FRAIICISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2; 10 P.M. 
•5. January 9, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 



John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President 
H. 'Jelton Flynn 
Peter HcCrea 
John M. Sanger 

BUREAUS 





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FEB 5 1979 



DOCUWeNTS DEPT. 
8.F. PUBLIC UIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 



Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
VJater Department 



Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



John B. T'Tentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order ' 2:10 P.r-. 

2 3 5 
Present.'; President John F. Tienning, Jr., Vice PresirSent Claire f, 

Pilcher, ronmissioners ". '"'elton Flynn, Peter f'cCrea, 

John ''. Ganger 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

The rrinutes of the special irecting of '"'ecenber 5, 197 n vfere 
approved . 

The minutes of the regular meeting o:*" OecerJ^er 12, 197" r/ere 
apnroved . 

RESOLUTION 

no. 

On "^otion of fcrroa, socon'-ler' ^v T^ilcber, the 
following resolution iras ridontet'' ; 

79-0002 HIT Apnrovinr: nenartnent of "uMic ■^orl*;' nronosal 

for construction of a nev street lir-htin'^ systerr 
in the r^irTtown terrace arr>a. 



Vote: 



Ayes-:i^enning, "ilcher, Flynn, '"'crrea, 
.•^anrfer 



On notion of """cCrea, seconder'' bv Pilcher, th(=? 
following resolution was adontc.'' ? 

79-0003 I!H ATTardina nil Contract ''o. f 03-Sandblasting and 

Coating '^esla T^ortal ^fater Tanks- to ^.'^. Puraess 
Connanv, Ian Francisco, California in the amount 
of $13", 176. 



79-OOOA FF 



Vote: ''ves-Tlennin'-f , Pilcher, Flynn, McCrea, 
Sanger 

On motion of )"icCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

'^warding 'tti Contract "lo. 597-Laguna ^onda 
Substation, Install "Additional "nuinrnont- to 
^jnelco ^lectric, ''an ^^rancisco, California,, 
in the amount of f^57,750. (^ower Tmy^rovenent 
"roarar) 



Vote 



'Ayes-'^Tennin'-T, Filcher, ^Ivnn, "c'^rea, 
''^anrror 



On notion of f^c^'roa, r:econded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adonte'"'' : 

79-0005 nil Approving modification in the '"'ebit amount of 

$16,'!37.r;i to nrovide funds for additional worh 
under FII Contract 'lo. 5^9-Pryant Substation^ ^nd 
Power Control Center, Construct •uil^in-r ^.n" 
Install Equinment (Power Improvcmont Program) 
Vote: Ayes-'^enninc, Pilcher, Flynn, ''cCrea, 
Sanoer 

On motion of f'cCrea , seconded bv Pilch^^r, the 
followinn resolution '-ras adooted - 

79-OOOG HP ^.ejecting bid received for "" ("ontract "■'o. 59-^- 
Priest 'itillinrr '^cll and domestic '^ater ''.vstep 
Modification. 



Vote • 



'ves-nennin<7, ^ilcher, Flynn. ^'c'^rea, 
'anrror 



79- 1 



On notion of '"cCrea, seconder! by '"ilcher, the 
follo^'ing resolution \ras adontec'': 

79-0007 t:' 'Authorizing bid call for ''^D ''ontract ^^o. 17'(I4- 
12' D.I. '". Installation in Hyde ntreet, 
between Greentvich Street and Pacific ^^ venue. 
Estimated Cost: $32;:!, 130 

Vote.' Ayes-Henning, Pilcher, Flynn, I'cCrea, 
o anger 

On Totion of I'cCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
follo'-ring resolution vas adonted t 

79-OOOC '7 '^cceotinn as satisfactorily connleted xjork under 
'■"5 Contract ^o. 1737-Tnstallation of IT-Inch 
■"-teel f'ain in ''■iaaara, Cavu'^a and Other Streets* 
anoroving credit no'''ification of '^5, 3^2. 90- 
and authorizing final oayr'ent of ^3,570.21 to 
•"'cCuire and ^Tester, i^ontractor. 

Vote; Ayes-rienninn, ^ilcher, ^l-^nn, '"'c^'rea, 
Sanrrer 

<^n notion of "cCrea, secon-^'ed by "ilcher, the 
follov7in<-T resolution was adonted-; 

79-0009 'T AT-^roving modification in the debit amount of 

ri9,000 to nrovi-'^'e fun'^^'s to oxnand the scone of 
VTorh unJer ^Professional Services Contract ^^o. 
155 v'ith '^rov'n and Caldwell-Janes ^\ "ontrtonery. 
Consulting "Engineers, for the Studv of lay 
f^ivision booster Stations and Transmission 
Pipelines and Fetch "etchv ''ater 'treatment Plant, 

Vote: Ayes-Hennino, Pilcher, Flynn, fcCrea, 
f anger 

c>n motion of ''cCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution T/as af^onted; 

79-0010 '■^ ''nnrovin'^ write-off of ''ater '^onprtnent 

uncollectible accounts receivable more than 
90 days nast due, month of Sentember, lf^7r3r 
amount ''6, 9^6.01. 

^^ote" '^ves-Henninrr, T^ilchor, Flvnn, ''cCrea, 
Sanaer 

On motion of ""Crea, socon'^ed bv T^ilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted! 

79-0011 fl '^nnroving travelin^r exnense vouchers of 

Edward C. Freeman, '^nthonv Stellini and "aul 
Brigaerts to cover their expenses during their 
trin to 'Boston, and T^T^Hadelnhia frop^ October. 
22 thru October 27, 197r, for education and 
training in the repair an.'' maintenance of the 
Standard LP.V: and annroving traveling exnense 
vouchers of James P.. '^'ouston and "av Catelli 
to cover their exnenses Jurinrr their trin to 
Purnham, Pennsylvania from love^^ber 1^ to 
Tovember 17, 197^-, for education and training 
in the maintenance of Standard LPV. 

Vote; TVyes-'Ienning, Pilcher, Flvnn, F'c^rea, 
Sanger 

79- :2 - 



On riotion of ^''cCrea, seconr'''er* Vv '^ilcher, the 
follovring resolution ^^as ai^'orste^!' ° 

79-0012 r. Approving naynent of clai'-'S, anount *:52, 534.0r!, 

from M.unicinal 'Railway revolving f unci , month 
of Tovenber, 197". 

Vote° Ayes-!Ienning, Pilcher, ^lynn, ''■cCrea, 
Sanger 

On motion of r^cCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution vain a'^'opted^ 

79-0013 fi ^onroving cancellation and write-off of 

uncollectible accounts receivable more than 
90 days nast due and adjustment of accounts 
receivable, month of ""ovenber, amount '^'^9.69° 
and aonroving comnromise and collection o''^ 
f'unicinal '^ailvTay claims for r'a.'^aaes against 
miscellaneous debtors, amount r,6,353.25, month 
of November, 197n. 

Vote° '^•yes-"enning, Pilcher, T^lynn, ''"cOrea, 
Sanger 

On "^otion of "c^rea, seconded bv '^ilcher, the 
followinrr resolution was adonted ? 

79-0014 n '^n'^rovinrr mortification in the credit amount of 
$2,131.33 to provide for cJianges in street 
navement an''' sewer worb as requested ]:y the 
Department of Public "forks under Contract "lo. 
rfr.-547- J ohurch Line, TracJ: T^econstruction 
and Sewer ^enlacement and ^nlargnent. Church 
Street, 22nd to 30th Streets. (Transit Imnrove- 
ment Program) 

Vote; Ayes-JTenninr-, ^^ilcher, Flynn, "'cCrea, 
Sanger 

On motion of ''cCrea, seconded by T>iicher, the 
following resolution was adopted'; 

79-0015 ?' ^ojectin'^ all bids received for Contract '^o. 

f""-6^6" "arhet street 'Subway Platform Pxtensions, 
and authorizin.CT re-advertising the contract. 
C^ransit Imnrove^^ent Prorrram) 

Vote-; '^ves-'Tenning, Pilcher, '^lynn, ''cCrea, 
Sanger 

On TDotion of '"c^rea, seconde'^ by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adonte'"* • 

79-0001 '^ Peguesting Controller to draw warrants in 
settlement of claims anainst the /""unicinal 
"ailv.'av, total amount $6^,9 50. 

Vote-, ^yes-Henning, Pilcher, Flynn, "cCrea, 
Sanner 



79-'33 



On notion of Flynn, seconcler? by Sanger, the 
following resolution Trag adonted- 

79-0016 'T "Taiving Section ''3", ^ule 1, of the " "^ules anr' 
r.egulations Governing ''ater 'Services to Cus- 
tomers'' so as to permit the construction of a 
6-inch water main and hyclrant on a street T/jhich 
has not been brought to grac'ei and authorizing 
the '■'ater Department to nroceed with the 
installation of a 6-inch main ?nd hyc^rant unon 
receint of $7,550 from Pichard Mvarez, (Deferred 
from meeting of '^ecem^'er 5, 197C) 

Vote 3 '^ves -Venning, Pilcher, Flynn, ''cCrea, 
Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
follo^'incT resolution was adonted; 

7D-0017 n TVTrarding Contract To. ^"^-657- r Lire Extension, 
San Jose Avenue at Interstate 2^0 Overnass, 
""rack Reconstruction an"! ^o^'er '^acilities-to 
Homer J. Olsen. Inc., Union City, California 
in the total net amount of ^^5"'?,f95. ( 'Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Vote! '^yes-Henning, "ilcher, ^lynn, 'C^rea, 
Sanger 

On motion of F cCrea, seconded b'^^ T^Hcher, the 
following resolution was aionted- 

79-0018 I! T^nnroving supplemental aooronri^tion, amount 

$1,606,209, to fund Phase IT of UTFC iT^nlem.en- 
tation including equinm.ent, facility modifi- 
cations, and personnel for the remainder of 
197G-79. 

Vote; '*yes-TIenning, Pilcher, Flvnn, '^cCrea, 
Sanger 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by fcCrea, the 
following resolution was adc^ted? 

79-0019 f Anorovin'-^ sumlemontal annropriation, amount 
?^ 3, 191, 603, to continue funding for personnel 
to continue UTDC implementation durinn fiscal 
year 1979-^0. 

Vote- '^ves-'Tenning, ^ilcher, ^lynn, f'c^rea, 
Sanger 



79-04 



On motion of fc^rea, '^.econ''''e'^. by :'='lynn, the 
follo'-'inrj resolution 'ras adonted^ 

79-0020 ri Authorization to hire at specific dates 2R 

persons to fill budgeted positions, and delete 
24 positions the funds from which will be used 
to contract BART services. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Pilcher, Flynn, ricCrea, 
Sanger 

On motion of flcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
follovjing resolution was adopted: 

7Q-0021 ri Authorization to establish 36 positions not 
previously bvdgeted. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Pilcher, Flynn, McCrea, 
Sanger 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-002 3 GO Approving the budgets for the legal services 

and litigation expenses of the City Attorney's 
Office at the levels proposed by the !!unicipal 
T^.ailway and General Office for the fiscal year 
1979-19f?0, and directing that necessary 
adjustments be made in the appropriate accounts 
to effect these changes. 

Vote: Ayes-Ilenning, Pilcher, Flynn, flcCrea, 
Sanger 



Conies of the above resolutions are on file in 
the office of the Secretary of Public utilities 
Coinrriission. 



79-05 



COMflUTTICATIONS 

Conriissioner r cCrea ntatc-'' he recGiv^c'' ?> co'-'y o-r p. letter a-lc'resser) 
to f r. Curtis !^. Green, General f'anaqer, funicinsl ^^il^^v. fro'^ 
the Transport "'orkers' Union rerjar'^ino -iro'^osTls ^nr i^irvrovinr^ 
the operation of the cable car r^^ste^. "e saif" he woulc? liJ-e '""r. 
Green to prepare a response for (^onmission reviei'. 

HEPORT OF T?!E GEnEP7^L Tt'^'TnGFP- T'r. John ^. '^ents 
'levr Depression Deaif Fxneri^'ent 



I r. Green reported that the nev7 rienres'^ion bear^ was installe*^ the 
v;eek of Decenbor '^ , 197C. It has har*. continuous or>eration 
since Deceraher 2, am3 has perfornev'' '-'ell. ^taff antici'^ates rakinrr 
a couple of changes havinr to f^o T'ith anchor inrr the bea^^ in place. 

romnissioner Claire C. Pilcher said she vras adviser" bv the Cable 
Car ■Advisory Coirriittce that the beaTn. is bein<7 tostet'' on a level 
area. The ConrnittGe feels it should be tested on a hill T'here 
conditions vrould. be wore stressful, but '^■uni staff refuse'""' to 
do this. 

Mr. Green replied that there was no refusal, funi staff said they 
v'ished to begin testing on a level area, an" then move to a more 
stressful area, "^he ne^; depression bear is noT-; in the desir^n 
phase. r!taff hc^es to construct a "odiFip>'' version of the present 
beam, and then build a nevr bean and '--lace it in a '■''ore stress-^^ul 
area. ''hen testing is co'^.i-'leted this beari T/ould be used as a 
model for construction of other bear^.s. 

30- Stockton Line 

Cornnissioner Pilcher referre-" to the '"unicip-^1 ^ailT7,?v report 
dated '^ecenber 29, 1?,1^<, and state-"! a rather seriou^> incident v/as 
not reported, on r\ece'-'ber 22, 1973, lines 'rere do»-'n on Cutter 
Ctreet for about 1-1/2 hours. ''he sai'^ soneone called r'r. Crimen' s 
office to report this and was told reports vere '">-?'''^e direct to 
retch Tetchy. "- total of 52 vehicles were tied up. 

nr. George Duarte, Peputy General '"anager, Engineering and ''•ain- 
teance, explained that lines on Colu^^bus ^ venue were "'ovm at the 
same tine, ^""hen the crews finishe"' repairing the lines on 
Colunl)UG they repaired the lines on Cutter Street, ^'e said the 
call goes to Central Control, u'lich then contacts the 'letch Iletchy 
line crew Ly radio. 

r'r. Green apoloaized for this natter not beinr* in the report. 

'"aintenance Conputer Coeration 

Connissioner T^ilcher asl'.ed if the naintenance conPuter operation 
is now in place, and 'x. Creen replie'"" 'ves'. 

Flxible Puses at 15th and ^olson ' "■troets 

Connissioner f'c^rea connented th^'t he vt^^s '"'riving past 15th and 
Folson Ctreets and noticed five (5) flxi'ole !)uses in a vacant lot 
which rust be a storage yard, ^'e sai''"' these buses appear to have 
been stripped. 

.'^r. Green said that 1-1/2 years a<-To vrhen there were •^roble'is Tritl\ 
storage f'uni obtained a Gl ^er vear lease fron the '^e'^artnent of 
Education to store eauinpent in disrepair and incapa^^le of 
i' nediate repair. 



79-06 



tlr. Puartc cornenteil that V.T^C sunrrester'' that ''uni f3tor) usinn 
Flxible buses because of noor trans'^issionn. "e note^* thr<t the 
transinisGi'-no no'.r can b^' rooairo'', althourrb the vrin^TovTS have been 
broken. J'e said "uni lias hnr} to nove nost of its equinpient out 
of that location. 

Track at San Jose Avenue near Broad Street 

Commissioner rilcher stated tlic-'t ''r. John ''olt, "nnaoer of the 
California Railroad J'useun, nointe'' out that track at San Jose 
Avenue near llroar" street is inside- jointed rather than welded. He 
told J''r. r;ino lei, ^rograr^ T'anaaer, "transit Inr^rovenent '^roara'^, 
but has receiver? no res'^onse. ^t ^road and '^lynouth Streets there 
is a crossing which does not fit properly. Mr. Bei was advised, but 
v;aiteu until a PCC car derailed before nal ing renairi. The trac): 
is functional, but not perfect. Co^ipissioner Pilcher said TI" 
funds are being used, and the job should be done ri'-'ht. 

Mr. Green said he v/ill discuss the rratter v'ith "'r. Bei and get 
back to r^r. Holt. 

Sunol Golf Course Sewer Treatment Plant 

I'x. Eugene J. I'elleher, .^^-cting General ^^anager, '^ater neoartment 
and Chief i:ngineer, reported difficulty at the Sunol Golf Course 
regarding the sevage treatment plant. T^s of January 15, 1975, 
filter plant operators T?ill no longer service the treatment 
plant, V7hich is n?id for by the noif course. Water department 
staff v/ill be meeting 'jith the em.ployees in an effort to resolve 
the situation. 

Green Garden Nursery 

r.r. ^Celleher state-"' that for the past month staff has i^een 
endeavoring to norrotiate v-ith the Green Garden "lursery in !''illbrae. 
.'^fter several telcnhone calls a meetina TTas held with the tenant 
on January 5, 197 r>. An offer '^as made that the tenant could stay 
on the pronerty for a vear vith a revocable Permit. The tenant 
ansnered that ha had to stay for four or five vears. '"aibsequently 
the tenant 'rrote a letter statin'-' he '-^as interested in nothina 
shorter than eight vears. Mr. ^Colleher said steps '-rill be tal^en 
to have tenant removed from, the prc^ertv unless the (^itv 'Attorney 
advise aaainst this step, '"he V^'^ter '^epart'-'ent v.'as trying to 
obtain a one-year revocable permit at the same rental rate. 

!'r. T'crorris n. now, Utilities General ("ounsel, commented that 
the idea \/as to ]:eep someone on the property for a year. 

President 'lenning directed that this matter be discussed in 
executive session at the close of the meeting. 

I!etch Hetchy Power "'ates 

!"r. Oov; reported that some months ago outside counsel filed 
a motion to stay the District Court injunction in the '^etch 
Iletchy power rate matter. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ^npeals 
denied the motio.i, and. the case is beinn calendared for further 
hearing in f'arch. The last brief was filed in 'December. 

********** 

riesolution Mo. 79-000/" — v-'ardincr "m contract "'o. 597-Laguna Honda 
Substation, Install Ad^litional '"auinnent- to '^melco Electric, 
San Francisco, California in the amount of "^57,750. 

Commissioner Sanger stated, that he is concerned because the lowest 
bid is ^0 percent over the ennineor's estimate. T'e said it is 



79-07 



known there is a glut of v;ork and very few contractor'^ to do this 
type of work and asked if the City is suffering fron oligopolistic 
practices. 

Jr. 'Oral L. Hoore, Caneral ''anager, "etch- Fetc'iy ■''?.tnr and ^^ower, 
explained that since the last vjorl" of this ty^e T'as nerformed under 
contract, staff estimates havp been increase"" 7 percent annually 
due to inflation. He co?Twnented that that the two hit^hest bidders 
naintain they have all the wor]- thev trant. He said there is 
nothing to be nained by delavina the '-rorl' under T'hich the last 
of the substation equi'~>ment is to be in<5talled. 

Cor^rr.issioner Sanger asked if the same thina is hannening on other 
asnects of the Povjer Imnrove'nGnt Program . 

I'r. foo) 9 replied that ''etch "etchv is belo" estimates, generally 
sneaJv^iig. Earlier '/ork cam.e in veil under estimate. 

Comm.issioner f3anger requested that some attemnt be made to solve 
the problem before the nev; wiring nrojects are a^^arded. 

f'r. ''core said there v.'ill be a nroblem with renlacenent of trolley 
coach overhead vrires, as there is no one else in this nart of 
the country who is experienced in the worl:. 

Commissioner Ganger directed that some investination be r^.ade of 
alternatives, including slowing down contracting. 

********* 

Resolution i'o. 79-000''; — 'Accepting as satisfactorilv completed vrork 
under ■■'H Contract ro, 17 37-Tnstailation of IT-Inch Rteel ^ain in 
niagara, Cayuga and Other Streets; anoroving credit modification 
of $5,342.90- and authorizing final nayment of $3,570.21 to 
I'cGuire and Hester, Contractor. 

Comm.issioner Pilcher asked about the nenaltv clause for delays in 
contracts. She commented that in this contract there was a 
$500 assessment for a 20-day delay due to slow nrosecution of the 
'•rork. '^ith the shutdown of the cable car lines for two ^'inter 
seasons pending, she said staff should '^ork ^'ith "r. ^ow on 
stiff er Penalty clauses for those contracts. 

Mr. Kelleher stated that on large jobs the penalty is increased. 
It is $2"^ '^or dav on cast iron main i tallati~n plu-i; ' U ' i'llnaoc- 
tion ti> G ^n 3- all jobs. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked staff to ascertain what the losses from 
delay vrould be before putting the cable car reconstruction out 
to bid and to set penalty clauses accor-Hnglv. 

tlr. Kelleher commented that a committee is working on this matter 
V7ith respect to all City and County contracts. 

*********** 

"resolution "To. 79-OOlG — 'Taiving Section "'^' , Pule 1, of the"Pules 
and Regulations Governing T'Tater Services to Customers" so as to 
permit the construction of a 6-inch water main and hydrant on 
a street which has not been brought to grader and authorizing the 
Water Department to proceed with the installation of a 6-inch 
main and hydrant upon receipt of $7,550 from Pichard Mvarez. 

Mr. Tventz stated that staff met with r^r. Pichard Alvarez this 
morning to determine whether or not he wished to go forward with 
this solution in light of the fact that the Department of Public 
'•?orks has received majority approval of an assessment district. 



79-00 



It was determined that there is a best anc' a worst situation. "he 
best situation is to assume there will be a negative (declaration 
for an EIR, and no problep. in obtaining the gnrage stand ina in 
the way of construction. In this event it "oulcl take nine months 
to process a contract to innrove the street. 

The worst situation X'\70uld be that an niR is neel.ed, ^-rhich would 
take six months; and that the garage would have to be condemned 
which would take 1-1/2 to 2 years. 

Mr. Alvarez still would like the water line to go in promptly. 
At this last minute the DP-^ has obtained favorable annroval for 
construction of the street. 

Staff of the "ater nenartment is vrillin'-' to take either course. 

President Henning asked if there is a negative ''eclaration on 

the installation of the water m.ain itself, and '^r. ^'elleher renlied, 

"yes". 

r^r. Teeter P. '"acchi , Attorney at Law, renresenting the developer, 
explained that five of the nronerties are on F'ullen '^ venue. The 
problem, is that the annlications have been processed, and the 
developer is ready to proceed. The fire hydrant which the 
Can Francisco Fire nepart^-ient requested is needed. This should 
go in at the same time the street goes in , which may be 2- 1/2 
years ' dov/n the road'. "r, ^'acchi said the one proble^^ is a 
letter addressed to f'r. "Tentz loy the f'ullen-^Tolladay (^roun in 
v;hich they state they want a complete study of th'^ street made 
by the group. Installation of the v/ater main hydrant would 
supply the fire protection, and i'r, 'Alvarez will make up the 
difference in cost to the '^ater Hepartment. 'Assessments have not 
yet been established by the Streets and Transportation Committee 
of the Board of Supervisors. 'v majority of the owners want 
the street. 

coyranissioner John Hanger commented that there is a possibility 
the street will never be improved. He said this could happen if 
there ar<_ a majority of protests, 

fir, Alvarez explained that a group of neirrhbors formed the 
assessment district, which takes in over a bloc!:, '^he neople in 
that district own more sites than he does. There are approximately 
40 ownerships involved. A poll was taken to establish the 
district, he said. 

President rTenning asked the official position of the Fire Pepart- 
ment. 

ft. Kelleher responded that the Fire 'department will not allov,' 
''t. Alvarez to build unless a hydrant is constructed. 

President llenning questioned the installation of a hydrant and 
reed for a v/ater main, and said he t-tps concerned about neighbor- 
lood safety, 

.'r, Kelleher said this can be done. 

r. Pobert J. Dutra of the '"ullen-J'olladay groun said his group 
does have some questions regarding the water main and fire 
hydrant. They are not satisfied that the T^ire Department will 
be able to reach the hydrant. T^lso, he said, the vote on the 
assessment district was by secret ballot. Only one prrt of the 
street to be improved fronts on f^ullen Avenue. The developer's 
construction is not going to be oa ^n iin')roved street or on an 
accepted -street . 

79-09 



Commissioner Pilcher stated she sat on the Board of Permit 

Appeals when other properties owned by lir. Mvarez were considered. 

She asked if this would bar her from voting. 

fir. Dow replied, "no". 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that at the first hearing she v/as 
inclined to agree ii/ith the neighborhood group, but she was not 
av;are that the Board of Permit Appeals had upheld the permit. She 
said this means that representatives of the Fire Department were 
present. 

Dlr. Jentz commented that Ac distant Fire Chief Rose 3 aid there was 
good access. If the fire hydrant is constructed, the Fire Chief 
will allow the builder to proceed. 

Commi^oioner UcCrea commented that this issue should have been 
raised at the Board of Permit Appeals; the PUC has no jurisdiction. 

An unidentified man in the audience stated that the Commission is 
discussing the fact that all that needs to be done is the con- 
struction of a V7ater main and a fire hydrant. 

Commissioner Sanger explained that when the developer builds, the 
Fire Chief will decide v;hether the buildings can be occupied. The 
point raised is x/hether the 'ater Department should allow service 
to go ahead if there is a possibility there will never be a street. 
He said it nov/ appears clear that the access and traffic problem 
v;ill be solved. 

lir. Dutra stated that the problem is that ?^.ssistant Fire Chief 
Pose said something different than Fire Chief ,?\ndrew C. Casper 
put in writing. He said it is not clear that the street vrill go 
in. 

Commissioner Sanger said he is convinced the street will be built 
because of the action of the Department of Public 'Torks. He asked 
if the . later Department pays for normal main installation, 

Ilr. Kelleher replied that the contractor would pay for any 

increased cost. The later Department would maintain the main, 

and services vjould be improved for all of the people on the street. 

Wr. Lo T, Tom of the Department of Public ^Torks stated that the 
DP 7 will forv/ard a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors in 
order that the DP'J can go ahead and vrorl: out a contract for the 
project. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if protest proceedings would be held and 
Ilr. Tom replied, "no". He said that after the Board of Supervisors 
approves the plan and the assessment district, the DP"' has approval 
to proceed. 

Commissioner Sanger inquired about a bond issue. 

lir. Tom replied that the property owners are liable for their 
share of the assessment, and they can go to bond. The property 
owners will be assessed one-third of the cost of the project, 
and the City will pay two-thirds. 

The unidentified man in the audience brought up the matter of 
condemnation. 

ix. i:acchi acknowledged that there is a garage in the right-of- 
way, and that access is a problem. He said the installation of the 
main and hydrant will allow ITr. Alvarez to build. 

Hr. Uderi of 19 Rutledge Street stated that if it is assumed the 
improved street is going in within nine months that vrill mean 

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the street will be dug up to accommodate lir. Alvarez, and then it 
v/ill have to be dug uj again. He suggested that the work be done 
at one time so as not to unduly inconvenience the property owners . 

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ITEl! .10. 9 — Supporting the liunicipal Railway's attempt to secure 
qualified personnel to fill budgeted vancancies in order to 
perform PCC car maintenance, and encouraging Iluni's use of outside 
contractors where feasible and cost effective and to reduce man- 
po^;er requirements for peak workload situations. 

Commissioner IlcCrea asked if I"uni is asking the Commission to 
endorse its conclusion that it does not v/ish to go outside and 
secure employees to work on streetcars for maintenance purposes. 

Ilr. Ge'~'-^_,e Duarte, replied, "As a whole, not on individual pieces". 
He stated that Civil Service on January C, 1979, approved the 
fifth pay step for Class 7379- Electric Transit riechanic, and Imni 
may be able to hire people. 

Commissioner IlcCrea noted that if Muni is not able to attract 
employees it will be back in the same situation as before. He 
said he did not think it appropriate to bring this matter to the 
Commission. 

IIo action vi^as taken by the Commission on this item. 

ITEI: WO. 10--Calling for retention of llV. terminal operations in 
front of the San Francisco Transbay Transit Terminal in either 
its present or proposed new forr.i as a matter of policy, and 
recommending to the 3.F. Bay Area Transportation Term.inal Authority 
that in its selection of a plan favorable consideration be given 
to a plan or combination of plans that will retain San Francisco 
liunicipal Railway Terminal operations in front of the S.F. Trans - 
bay Transit Terminal. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated she understands the Planning Commission 
is concerned about ["uni using the front of the Terminal 3uilding 
because i*-. v/ill interfere with some other plans. She asked if 
the PUC must take a stand. 

ilr. Green said thousands of people transfer to I!uni at that 
location, and the sides and rear of the Terminal building present 
a drab and dangerous situation. 

Commissioner Pilcher pointed out that the PCC cars and LPVs will 
not be going there. 

Mr. Green said the trolleys vrill be using it as a terminal. 

Commissioner Sanger said he could not understand why a stand 
should be taken until the options are known. 

llr. Green said iluni staff recommends retaining the present 
location for reasons of safety and convenience, if it is at all 
possible. 

President Ilenning questioned the Commission's locking itself 
into some policy. He said the building v;ill be renovated. 

Commissioner IlcCrea stated that at the presentation consultant 
made it clear that any one of a number of proposals for riuni could 
be adapted. The only proposal for placing riuni in front of the 
building was revised Alternate 4, v/hich was rejected as being too 
expensive. Other alternatives placed fiuni at the sit.'e of the 
building. It would loop around the entire block v\;ith one single 
loop of wire. 

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Commissioner Sanger said he does not object to having a policy, but 
is not yet v/illing to make a judgment that riuni requires staying 
at the same location. 

President Ilenning asked if the nuni planning personnel have given 
their recommendations. 

Ilr, iJentz stated that this is their recommendation. He said they 
would be glad to bring drawings back to the Commission. 

Mr. ilaurice Klebolt, President, CAPTrans, said his organization 
officially concurs with the consultant. He said it would be to 
Muni's best interest if it had loading at the side of the building. 
There would be not one but several lay-up bays in the rear of the 
building, and it would allov/ a better movement of electric 
vehiclvis. He said he concurred with Commi^asioner Sanger that it 
is a bit premature to come out i^ith a judgment novj, and there is 
a feeling that lluni "must have the front door for public relations 
exposure ' . 

Commissioner Sanger asked Tr. Klebolt about his opinion of the 
f imaricial ramifications . 

Ilr. iQebolt said the best of all worlds would have been to go 
with Alternative ^1. The consultant recommended Alternative 2. 

Ilr, Green said liuni is in the business of providing safe and 
convenient transit to its patrons, and moves more than 10,000 
people from that facility daily. 

Commissioner Pilcher said, "ITot after the LRVs go". 

Iir. Green commented that there is a proposal to build a facility 
to accommodate other transit systems, ana ne rears the'' trade off" 
for San Franciscans v/ould be some type of inconvenience. 

Commissioner Sanger said that is not yet known. 

Commissioner licCrea proposed that Tir. "Thite of the consulting firm 
and iir. Tom liatoff of the nuni Planning Department come in and 
discuss the proposals. 

Commissioner Sanger asked about the consultant's point of view. 

Mr. White stated that the second alternative is preferred, which 
does have the provision of a direct flow of Muni buses v/ith a 
lay-over zone behind the building. He said one of the alternatives 
is a joint use office building, which would be precluded by Muni 
being in its present location. 

President ilenning -ilirccted that this item be nlaced on the PUC 
calendar for January 23, 1979. 

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Resolution "Jo. 79-0021--7vuthorization to establish 36 nositions not 
previously budgeted. 

Mr. Parrel Gchell, LRV Program Director, said the 36 positions 
are requested because in loo}.ing at what is being done and v/hat 
needs to be done there is inadequate activity an*."' not enough 
people. He said tiiese positions are all in next year's budget. 

Iir. Jentz added that J'.uni does have money in a grant. This is 
in order to hold the schedule, and does not affect next year's 
budget. 

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Commissioner ricCroa directed that the resolution be re-written 
to make that clear. 



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Resolution ']o. 79-0022 — Approving the use of funds appropriated 
for permanent salaries to be expended to engage the services of 
contract programmers and systems analysts, ana requesting the 
Controller to approve the transfer for this purpose of $100,000 
for the current fiscal year. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked v;hy the PUC Data Processing Center 
was allowed to become 50 percent under-staffed before this matter 
came to the Commission. 

Iir. C. Dean Collins, Director, PUC Computer Center, stated that 
the situation came about v/ithin the last 9 days, and became 
critical about a month ago. lie said Civil Service kept assuring 
the Computer Center that "next v/eelv you v;ill get your eligibles". 
ri.r. Collins said these employees v/ill be used to maintain existing 
v;ork situations, but staff will have to teach them. 

ITEM :I0. 16 — Presentation by Dr. David v:'. Jones, Jr., of the 
Dovmtov7n San Francisco Flextim.e Demonstration Project sponsored 
by the California Department of Transportation and managed by 
the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California 
at Berkeley, with a request for endorsement of the prcjact. 

Commissioner Pilcher complimented Dr. David '^. Jones on the work 
plan for the Demonstration Project, stating that it v;as very 
well done and informative. 

Dr. Jones explained that this is a California Department of 
Transportation project in response to today's problem of crush 
loads that transit faces. Tomorrovj's problem v/ill be 50,, ^^ 
additional v^orkers downtovm. 

Flextime hours alloy's employees to arrive at 7:00 a.m. or as late 
as 9:30 a.m. lluni ' currently has seating space available for 
7 a.m. \7ork arrivals. I'any people v;ill choose to arrive at 
V7ork earlier, which allows then to miss the peak hours. The 
project v;ill provide consulting services to any large company 
that v/ill consider Flextime hours. Metropolitan Life Insurance 
Company has had this system for 3 or -1 years. negotiations 
currently are being held with the Ban], of America. Flextime 
hours has a positive impact on transit. People can manage a 
i/ork schedule and a transit schedule more perfectly. 

Commissioner Sanger inquired if any questions v;ere asked as 
to \7hy people chose to arrive at worJ: earlier. 

Dr. Jones said a survey v/as conducted in Sacramento. Tt;o answers 
were obtained. Employees can have longer evenings at home, and 
are able to pick up their children after school. advantages of 
transportation came in third. He said 1 etropolitaa Life has 
not conducted a survey. Data v/as talcen from payroll records. 

Commissioner PcCrea aslced if anyone at Tuni has made any 
financial assessment of the impact that adoption of this type 
of expanded distribution vrould have. 

Mr. T]entz said this was not done, but it was agreed that it would 
have two advantages. It would reduce peak traffic congestion 
and allow Iiuni to move more freely. 

Dr. Jones stated that the project staff has done its o'-m rough 
count analysis, and no adjustment in I'uni schedules v;ould be 

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required by this project. 

Commissioner Sanger copimented that nev7 passengers would be 
attracted and revenue increased. 

Conimissioner i.cCrea coitmiented that Flextime would be of benefit 
to i-uni, but that in areas of heavy auto traffic it ^-/ould spread 
out the auto commute peak. 

Dr. Jones noted that every indication sayr, that the auto capacity 
is saturated, and there simply is not room for more capacity on 
the highway system. He said this could bring the peak to 6^30 p.m. 
He said he does not have an ansvjer if that would be the case, say, 
in the Jicrina District. 

On motion of Conmissioner Ganger, seconded by Commissioner Pilcher, 
tlie Commission voted unanimously to endorse the project. 



THEREUPON THE TEETinG ADJOURTTED: 3:37 p.m. 



FvOraaine '^. Smith 
SECRETARY 



At the request of i:ci;orris 11. Dovr, Utilities General Counsel, the 
Convni ssion adjourned to executive session. 



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^MI_NUTES 
^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:05 P.M. 
^ January 23, 197 9 



CO^IMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter icCrea, Vice President 
H. -"Telton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John II. Ganger 



FEB 2 A 1978 



DOCUi\iENTS DEPT. 
S.F. PU4L1C LIBPARV 



DEPARTI4ENVS 
iiunicipal r^ailway 
Hatch Hetchy Project 
'Jater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



John 3. lentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Orders 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President John F. Henning, Jr. Vice President Claire C. 
Pilcher, Commissioners H. '^Telton Flynn, Peter ricCrea, 
John I:. Sanger 

The minutes of the regular meetir of January 9, 197 9, v/ere 
approved. 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 

ELECTION OF President for the year 197 9 

Commissioner I cCrea nominated Comjnissioner Pilcher for President, 
stating that in one and one-half years on the Commission she has 
made a great contribution and is deserving of the privilege. 

Commissioner H. 'Jelton Flynn seconded the motion, and stated he 
believes Commissioner Pilcher v.'ill be the first female president 
the PUC has ever had. 

President denning stated that Commissioner Pilcher was elected 
President by common consent. 

President Pilcher accepted the gavel and presided over the balance 
of the meeting. She thanked the members of the Commission, 
Commissioner Flynn in particular. 

ELECTIOn OF Vice President for the year 1979 

Commissioner Sanger nominated Commissioner I'cCrea, stating that 
he expects he v/ill continue to render his distinguished service. 

Commissioner Henning seconded the motion, stating that Commissioner 
i.cCrea has proven his ability in the almost three years he has 
been on the Commission. 

Commissioner IlcCrea \/as elected Vice President by common consent. 



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Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is 
attached. 



TsESOLUTION 
JO. 



On motion of ricCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution i/as adopted; 

79-0025 nil Authorizing bid call for HH Contract Ilo. 533- 
nission Street, "^riny Street to Geneva Avenue, 
Underground Duct System. Estimated Cost; 
$559,4 50 (Power Improvement Program) 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, ricCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of ncCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution v/as adopted; 

79-0026 HH Authorizing bid call for IVd contract no. 551- 
Pdchnond Substation, Equipment Installation 
and Related Building Alterations. Estimated 
Cost; C361,000 (Power Improvement Program) 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, I.'cCrea, Flynn, Henning, 

Sanger 

On motion of i'cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follovzing resolution was adopted; 

79-0027 17 Authorizing bid call for JD Contract To. 1763- 
Excavation and Cepaving for ^ater Service 
Trenches. Estimated Cost; $91,000. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, ilcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of T'cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-002G "7 Authorizing bid call for '7D Contract 'To. 1755- 
Replacement of Log Boom at San Andreas Reser- 
voir (San Mateo County. Estimated Cost; $60, 000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, f'cCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of TcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follov7ing resolution v;as adopted: 

79-0029 7 Authorizing bid call for '-^D Contract 'To. 1714- 
6-Inch Ductile Iron r:ain Installation in I'ullen 
Avenue between Brei7Ster and Rutledge Streets. 
Estimated Cost; $20,000. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, .'icCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



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On motion of licCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follov/ing resolution v/as adopted: 

7 9-0030 I'J Accepting as satisfactorily completed '.^;ork under 
'7D Contract No. 1747-Resurf acing Ravensv70od 
Access Road and San Antonio Dam Road? approving 
credit modification of $1G6.40? and authorizing 
final payment of $32,361.10 to Les McDonald 
Construction Company, Contractor. 

Votes Ayes-Pi Icher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of UcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follov/ing resolution v/as adopted s 

79-0031 n Approving the cancellation of 2 uncollectible 
charges in the amount of ^710. 37 arising from 
damages to ^Jater Department property. 

Vote^ Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of ilcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follovring resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0032 il Recommending to the Purchaser of Supplies that 
he approve and execute Fiodif ication of Contract 
ilOo 1 at no additional cost to the City, under 
Purchaser's Contract Proposal No, C41 (Muni 
Contract No. r':R-629R) (Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0033 li Accepting as satisfactorily completed work under 
Contract Ho, iIR-653R-Fare Collection Buildings, 
Kirlcland Yard and Presidio Yard; and authorizing 
final payment of $2,13G,3 to Able Erectors, 
Inc., Contractor (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote. Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of i'cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
folloi/ing resolution vjas adopted; 

79-0034 li Approving the traveling expense voucher of 
Douglas C. Norberg, Bus Operator, in the 
amount of $570,36 to cover his expenses during 
his trip to Toronto, Canada to attend the 
annual convention and Roadeo of .American Public 
Transit Association, 9/24/73 to 9/23/7Q. 

Vote; Ayes- rilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0035 il Approving cancellation and v/rite-off of 

uncollectible accounts receivable and adjustment 
of accounts receivable more than 90 days past 
due, amount $520,93, month of December, 197G; 

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and approving conpromise and collection of 
Municipal nailvjay clai-ns for damages against 
miscellaneous debtors, amount $7,7 00.50, month 
of December, 1973. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of ricCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution i^ras adopted; 

79-0035 II Approving payment of claims, amount $64,063.52 
from Ilunicipal Railway revolving fund, month 
of Decer±)er, 1970. 

Votes Ayes- Pilcher, ricCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of I.cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0024 ti Requesting the Controller to drav7 vuarrants 

in settlement of claims against the Ilunicipal 
Railway, total amount $3,250, 

Vote; Ayes- Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0037 HH Approving debit modification in the amount 

of $35,000 to the contract with Hov/ard, Prim, 
Rice, llemerovski, Canady & PollaJ'. for addi- 
tional legal assistance to the City Attorney's 
office in litigation v/ith the Irrigation 
Districts and the Airlines involving Iletch 
Iletchy rates , 

Vote; Ayes- Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Ilsnning, the 
follovjing resolution v/as adopted; 

79-0030 U Setting Tuesday, February 13, 1979, at 5^30 

p.m. as the date and time for a public hearing 
to be conducted in the Lurie Room, liain Library, 
San Francisco, by the PUC for considering 
proposals for rate increases for water service 
and v/ater supplied by the San Francisco ^^ater 
Department . 

Votes /yes- Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
follovjing resolution v/as adopted; 

7 9-0039 TI Rejecting the San Francisco Beekeepers' 

request for a reduced requirement of $100,000 
property damage automobile insurance for 
beekeepers on the San Francisco watershed. 

Votes Ayes- Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



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On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-004 W Authorizing the General ilanager of Public 

Utilities to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Contract with A. Doyle Reed, Agricul- 
tural Economist, in the total amount of $10,000. 
(Deferred from meeting of December 12, 197C) 

Votej Ayes-f ilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
excused-S anger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
follov/ing resolution \jas adopted s 

79-0041 11 Authorizing bid call for 'JD Contract Ho. 174 OR- 

Construction of Suburban Facilities, J"Ii librae, 
California. Estimated Cost; $3,200,000. 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Pilcher, Flynn, IlcCrea, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

79-0042 il Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$7 9,931, in compliance with Salary Standardi- 
zation Ordinance, Amendment "44, which reflects 
the reclassification of 37 new positions 
previously approved in the Ilunicipal Railv/ay 
budget for the fiscal year 197G-79, 

Vote; Ayes- Filcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution v/as adopted; 

79-0043 II Authorizing staff of the Ilunicipal Railway to 
advertise and circulate an RFP for consultant 
assistance involving preliminary engineering 
studies of alternate route alignments for 
extension of the J-Church streetcar line to 
the Ijuni iletro Center, preparation of preliminary 
plans and cost estimates for the proposed 
extension, and preparation of an EIR or other 
environmental documentation which may be 
required. (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes- Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger, 
Henning excused from meeting 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by licCrea, the 
following resolution v;as adopted; 

7 9-0044 II Affirming that Alternative Scheme II for the 
reconstruction of Forest Hill Station is the 
concept to be developed toward final design 
and installation, and authorizing staff to 
present Alternative Scheme II to the appro- 
priate Federal and State historical preser- 
vation agencies with the stipulation that it 
is this Commission's desire to implement it 
as the recommended scheme. 

Vote: Ayes- Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



79-19 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by I'lcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0045 GO Approving application to the U.S. Department 
of Energy for 100 percent funding of a feasi- 
bility study of a cogeneration facility at 
San Francisco General Hospital j and requesting 
the Joard of Supervisors to approve said 
application and authorize acceptance of the 
funds to be expended/ under the direction of 
the Director of Pa^lic '^lorks. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of Public 
Utilities Commission. 



79-20 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER- f^r. John B. ^-Tentz 
Rainfall Figures 

rir. Eugene J. Kelleher, Acting General r'anager and Chief Engineer, 
later Department, reported that rainfall to date goes from a lov7 
of 7o percent of normal at San Andreas Reservoir to a high of 115 
percent of normal at Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir. He said 
major ^jater production is at Calaveras Reservoir, v;hich is 90 
percent of normal. The watersheds have received 3.2 billion 
gallons of runoff, which eventual evaporation will reduce to 2.4 
billion gallons. 

ilr. Oral L. Iloore, General r^anager, Ketch Iletchy 'later and ^ower, 
reported that Uetch Hetchy system precipitation and reservoir 
storage are v/ell above normal. 

Fire Safety Status of Iluni letro 

liT. Curtis E. Green, General lanager, iiunicipal Railway, stated 
that as a result of the fire in the 3ART tube, staff of the 
Municipal Railv/ay has looked at the L'uni r''etro systera and made 
some coiaparisons. I-uni Ketro specifications prohibit the use of 
polyurethane foam, in seat cushions, etc. LRV seats have fiber- 
glass shells, and the LRVs are naie of steel instead of aluminum 
which melts under extreme heat. He said the specifications have 
rigid requirements to prevent flame spread. Thermoplastics used 
must meet the standards of the Amjrican Society for Testing 
ilaterials. The cars are in a tunnel, not a tube, and stations 
are much closer together and provide good ventilation. Passengers 
can leave the tunnel easily, v/hereas the tube under the Bay is 
over three (3) miles long. 

iluni 's new fire trucl; will be here shortly, "Ir. Green said, and 
will be housed in the fire station near Duboce mortal. Mso, 
a 6-inch water main is being installed throughout Twin Peaks 
Tunnel vjith hydrants. All of the fire provisions in the nuni 
Iletro system have been planned v/ith the Fire Chief, and he will 
be in control of all emergency situations. 

Responding to a question fron Commissioner Pilcher, Vx . Green 
stated that Iluni now has a safety systems engineer, r^r. Lee 
■ Jasnburn. 

Cable Strand Problem 

lit. Green reported that at 7 s 03 p.m. on January 22, 1979, a 
problem occurred with a strand on the Hyde Street cable. Because 
of the size and close proxiraity to the other cable line the 
system was shut down, and buses are being use^i. It is exoected 
that pov/er will be back at 6:00 p.m. this -late, and service will 
be restored on the Hyde Street line the morning of January 24th. 
liUni employees have been stationed at various points to notify 
passengers of the change in service. 

Appraiser for Olympic Club 

rir. 'Tentz reported that the appraiser for the Olympic Club lease 
rental adjustment reported for work January 12, 197 9. Hork will 
be completed by f'arch 15, 1979. Approximately 5 '"onths will be 
allowed for negotiations. The new rental must be in effect by 
August 26, 197 9. 



79-21 



INTRODUCTIOII OF NEW BUSINESS BY C0Mf4IS SIGNERS 

Coimnissioner Pilcher stated that in the I'uni monthly report, pages 
4 and 5 refer to JIuni I'etro problem areas. Iten "Jo. 7 states that 
worl: needed to prepare the subv;ay for service is in real trouble, 
promises of a worl^ plan have been unfulfilled, and the problem is 
critical. She asked who is resnonsible. 

Ilr. Green replied that the responsibility for the operation of the 
LRVs is his, but that he has persons in his organization assigned 
to specific functions, lie said resolution of the problems is nuch 
closer today than at the time the report v/as i/ritten. 

No. 11 Hoffman Line 

Commissioner Pilcher referred to a letter from, a neighbor of hers 
complaining about slov; service on the 'To. 11 line, vTith a P.S. 
to the effect that unless better service is instituted passengers 
will gather at Commissioner Pilcher 's house for coffee and 
doughnuts while waiting for the bus. 

UTDC Study 

Commissioner Peter I'cCrea commented that Mr. Tarren 3artram of 
UTDC is presently in San Francisco, and asked if an update can 
be obtained from him on how well !luni is doing in implementing the 
UTDC study. 

Hr. lentz replied that the second progress report has just been 
received, and v/ill be distributed to the Commission January 24, 
197S. 

Commissioner i icCrea stated there is a special PUC meeting 
scheduled for January 29 , 1979, and requested that I Jr. '^artram be 
asked to give a brief report at that meeting. 

Maintenance and Hissed Runs 

Commissioner IlcCrea commented that in reading the weekly reports 
from fiuni there does not seem to be any improvement in maintenance 
and misse,. runs. 

IjT. Green pointed out that the diesel operation is improving. 
During the past 2 or 3 'reeks missed runs have dropped from an 
average of 35 to an average of C,9 or 10. 

Commissioner IcCrea requested that this matter be calendared for 
discussion in about a month. 

Revenue Equipment r^eport 

Commissioner i'cCrea asked if it would be possible to have a 
continuously updated graph for the Revenue ISquinment Report. 

Schedule of LRV Tests 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the Commission be furnished a 
schedule of further tests of the LRVs so any Commissioner v/ho 
v/ants to observe can participate. 

President John F. Ilenning, thanked the staff and his fellov; 
Commissioners for the support and cooperation given him during 
the past three years. 

ITEli NO. 9 (c) — Awarding UH Contract Uo. 592-Sutter, Divisadero, 
Turk, hcAllister, Fillmore and Cough Streets, Overhead Feeder 
Cable Removal and Related Jork-to Empire Site Development Corp., 
San Francisco, California in the net amount of $5,672. 



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Commissioner Henning stated there has been an inquiry regarding 
payment of prevailing v^age rates, and requested that this item be 
put over to the next meeting of the Commission. He said this 
request is based on advice from the City Attorney, 

President Pilcher requested that this item be deferred to the 
next meeting of the PUC. 

******** 

Resolution :io. 79-0038 — r,etting Tuesday, February 13, 1979, at 
5; 30 p.m. as the date and time for a public hearing to be conducted 
in the Lurie Room, Hain Library, San Francisco, by the PUC for 
considering proposals for rate increases for water service and water 
supplied by the San Francisco ''^ater Department. 

Commissioner IlcCrea said he would prefer that the public hearing 
be held at night so that people who v7ork can attend. 

President Pilcher directed that the public hearing be held at 
5:30 p.m. following the regular meeting. 

******** 

Resolution Wo. 7 9-0039 — Rejecting the San Francisco Beekeepers' 
request for a reduced requirement of $100,000 property damage 
automobile insurance for beekeepers on the San Francisco water- 
shed . 

lir. Kelleher introduced f;r. Keith Grand, Risk rianager, Office 
of the Chief Administrative Officer. 

President Pilcher asked V7hy adjoining property owners do not 
have to furnish this type of insurance. 

llr. Grand replied that this is a separate issue. He said the 
problem is in permitting use of later department land by third 
parties other than City and County employees. The question 
arises if use of that land by someone else could give rise to 
a claim against the City and County of San Francisco. He said 
there havt been claims in Alameda County, Fires started by 
catalytic converters is one exanple of automobile property 
damage loss. Also, an auto accident could occur on the premises. 
If the beekeepers i.'ould provide the insurance requested and name 
the City and County as an additional insured on that policy it 
v/ould protect the beekeepers and the City. 

Commissioner John JI. Sanger pointed out that $300,000 combined ■ 
single liiiiit insurance is a concession from the normallv required 
$1,000,000 coverage. 

Us. Lenore Bravo, President of the San Francisco Beekeepers 
Association, stated she is covered by California Casualty Indemnity 
Exchange, and this company v;ill not sell her $300,000 property 
damage coverage. 

lir. Lo Hoskins stated that the beekeepers perform a certain 
service for the City, as they have been asked to get rid of v/asps 
and bees by the Department of Public 'Tories and other City depart- 
ments. He said the California Casualty Indeninity Exchange will 
provide him v/ith $100,000 coverage for property damage and 
$300,000 for personal injury coverage. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if he has sought any other carrier. 

Ilr. Hoskins replied that he has so many policies "tied up" v/ith 
that company he does not wish to disturb his insurance situation. 

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lir. Dean Gough stated that he is covered by the American Automo- 
bile Insurance Conpany and does not wish to change comnanies. He 
said they refuse to sell him the contbined single limit insurance 
required or to raise his property damage coverage to more than 
$100,000. He said another insurance company for an additional 
$200 will increase his limits to provide the coverage required. 
He said that paying the extra $200 takes beekeeping out of the 
hobby category. 

Commissioner IlcCrea explained that one of the problems is that 
catalytic converters on automobiles are a major source of forest 
fires. The Commission's concern is that the City is liable for 
damage to adjoining property. 

Commissioner Flynn commented that someone snoke of $200 per year 
being the cost of a hobby. He said that is less than green fees 
on a golf course. Some p^eople play golf, some bov7l, and others 
go to football games, and $200 annually does not seem unreasonable. 

rirs. Bravo stated that the beekeepers perform a great service to 
the environment through pollination. 

Commissioner Sanger explained that the Commission has been 
careful to attempt to reduce insurance requirements where they 
seem excessive, and in this particular case has made an exception 
froro the normal limits. He said it is necessary to protect the 
City, and added that he has combined single limit insurance of 
$300,000 and it is easily obtained. 

President Pilcher stated that the Commission is aware of the 
contributions of the beekeepers, and is appreciative. 

Ilr. Gough asked if the required auto insurance is necessary if 
he does not use an automobile on '^Tater Department property, and 
President Pilcher replied "no". 

********** 

ITEil JO. 15 — Presentation by George '^filliams, Assistant Director 
of Planning, and associated staff members of a report on the scope 
and progr ss of studies now under v/ay relative to the future 
development of the !<!ortheastern "Taterfront area of the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

I"lr. George Uillians reported that staff of Planning Department has 
been v;orking in a number of different contexts on the Embarcadero 
noadv;ay from Bay Street to the China Basin Channel. The roadv/ay 
v/as reconfigured and redeveloped as part of the Pier 39 complex. 
Since that time the Planning Department has been working viith 
an Embarcadero Task Force composed of members from the r^.unicipal 
Railway, Department of Public 'Torks, and the Port Commission. 
Uilbur Smith, the Transportation Consultant, has been looking 
at it. The part from Bay Street to Broadway has been worked 
out in some detail. The plan is to develop an exclusive transit 
way in the middle of a major arterial v/ith 2 moving lanes in 
each direction. Pier access will be provided. 'lastevjater Manage- 
ment has also been working v/ith the Embarcadero Task Force. 

Commissioner IcCrea asked v/hy transit reserve FAU funds were 
not used instead of going to UI^TA. 

lir. ^lilliams replied that it is a question of trying to maximize 
the use of funds. 



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Commissioner IlcCrea stated that the Coniinission vjas told a year ago 
that there v;as not any use of FAU funds on the Embarcadero. 

Ilr. Ton riatoff, Acting Director of Planning, Funicipal Railway, 
stated that the programs also include money from Proposition 5, 
and some FAU money is already in the program.. 

Ilr. 'Jilliams explained that this is true from Bay Street to 
Broadv/ay. The development from Broadway south is related to the 
1-28 connection to the bridge. 

Commissioner flcCrea commented that there is a rail line. 

PIr. Matoff stated the roadi^ray will be paved so that it can be 
used by buses. He said there v/ill be tracks and 'having. 

Commissioner Sanger aslced if it v/ill be possible for any vehicle 
to cross the raised right-of-way, and i r. '^Tilliams replied, ".At 
certain places". 

Commissioner Sanger asked vrhat provision will be made for 
pedestrian crossings. 

I!r. liatoff replied there will be loading islands at designated 
places, and crosswalks with signals at various points. 

Commissioner Sanger asked v/hen the plan will be going forrirard 
for some approval. 

lir. 'Jilliams replied that it v/ill be presented to the Port 
Commission January 24, 1979, for consideration. After that 
detailed v/orking plans will be made. The area involved is largely 
Port property. 

iir. Ilatoff added that the project will be accomplished as a FAU 
street project. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that it is a new proposal to him that 
the roadway \rould be designed both for rail and non-rail 
vehicles. 

Iir. Uilliams explained that nev/ alternatives are still being 
explored for the area south of Broadway, and rr. '-^entz stated that 
in that area there is a provision for extension to the Southern 
Pacific Station. 

Ilr. Peter Straus of the flunicinal I^ailway Planning Department 
explained that south of Ilov/ard Street where a Iluni t'etro extension 
is proposed there would be complete separation between the tracks 
used by Iluni and the Belt Railway Line, north of Howard Street 
riuni and the Belt Line would use the sa.me track. 

Responding to a question from Comrnissioner Pilcher, Hr. Straus 
said that i'uni Planning staff will report back to the PUC when 
final plans are developed, vrhich will be part of the 5-year plan. 

********* 

ITEIl iio. IC — Calling for the retention of riunicipal Railway 
terminal operations in front of the S.F. Transbay Transit Terminal 
in either its present or proposed nev/ form as a matter of policy, 
and recoi.uiiending to the S.F. Bay Area Transportation Terminal 
Authority that in its selection of a plan favorable consideration 
be given to a plan or combination of plans that v;ill retain S.F. 
liunicipal Railway Terminal operations in front of the S.F. Trans- 
bay Transit Terminal. 



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x'^t the request of Ilr. Tom ilatoff, President Pilcher directed 
that this item be continued to the PUC meeting of February 27, 1979 
in order that the City Planning Department, the Department of 
Public Torks, and the Ilunicipal P.ailv/ay can put together a joint 
City agency position. 

Resolution Jo. 79-0043 — Authorizing staff of the Ilunicipal Hall- 
way to advertise and circulate an RFP for consultant assistance 
involving preliminary engineering studies of alternate route 
alignments for extension of the J-Church streetcar line to the 
I!uni i:etro Center, preparation of preliminary plans and cost 
estimates for the proposed extension, and preparation of an EIR 
or other environmental documentation which may be required. 

President Pilcher explained that the resolution states that no 
decisions xvill be made with regard to the route of the extension 
at this time. 

lis. Ilarian Aird said that she had v7ith her 15 or 20 people from the 
San Jose, Dolores and rission Terrace neighborhoods, and 450 
signatures of people who have strong objections to the extension 
coming through that area. She said these people would like much 
better communication with the staff of P'uni TTetro, as people 
in her area did not know anything about the proposed extension. 
She said the one person v^ho found out took it as accepted fact from 
the way it v;as printed in the nev/spapers. 

Ilrs. liurphy of the liission Terrace Improvement Club, asked who 
is doing the study, and if they are San Franciscans. She said 
the area where she lives has been defaced by the 1-230 extension, 
and in one section there are 10 highway roads. The neighborhood 
also lost property to BART. 

President Pilcher said there were 3 neighborhood meetings in 
Hovember and December, and she asked how many people were present 
at these meetings . 

firs. Aird replied that there were 5 people from her group present 
at those meetings, and they found out about the meetings only 
through small itens in the local nevrspaper. 

President Pilcher directed that Muni or TIP staff set a date to 
get together with this group, 

Ilr. nino 3ei, Program Lanager, TIP, explained that letters were 
sent to every organization on the SPUR list. 

Iir. Lynn Pio, Transit Environmental Coordinator, arranged to 
obtain names and addresses of interested persons after discussion 
concluded . 

IiS. Schroeder said she has been representing the residents and 
property owners on Dolores Street, and has obtained over 500 
signatures \7hich she has presented to the PUC. 

President Pilcher stated that public hearings will be held on this 
matter, and urged : s. Schroeder to give her name and address to 
! Ilr. Pio, 

Commissioner Flynn commented that I'rs. riurphy asked v/ho v/ill be 
doing the study. He said at this time it is not known whether 
or not San Francisco people vrill be doing it. The Commission is 
only authorizing the staff to seek someone to perform the study. 

It******** 

Resolution llo. 79-0044 — Affirming that Alternative Scheme II for 
the reconstruction of Forest Hill Station is the concept to be 
developed toward final design and installation, and authorizing 
staff to present Alternative Scheme II to the appropriate Federal 

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and Gtate historical preservation agencies with the stipulation 
that it is this Commission's desire to implement it as the 
recommended scheme . 

President Pilcher stated that Scheme I and Scheme II which was 
requested by the Commission and mandated by the historical pre- 
servation groups, are to be considered. 

Ilr. James "lallsten, Sr. Architect, fiunicipal Railway, stated that 
consultant has generated a second scheme v/hich keens the 
existing station intact, and preserves the essential characteris- 
tics of design of the Recommended Scheme, or Scheme I. 

ilr. 'Tentz stated consultant has done an exceptional job in being 
objective. 

Ilr. Peter Bank of the consulting firm said the first scheme is 
endorsed. Scheme I does not preserve the existing building, but 
in order to meet the requirements of the Historical Preservation 
Council it was necessary to come up with a scheme which preserves 
the existing building, which is Scheme II. It v/as recognized there 
could be tremendous cost in working beneath the building, so the 
basic approach was to stay away from the building and not to go 
beneath it. A scheme was developed for using the building as a 
vestibule for stairs from the street. He said this vrould mean 
a 2-station agent operation which was understood to be unacceptable. 
Consultant was able to incorporate into the plan the existing ele- 
vator duct shafts. This scheme is credible and quite viable, he 
said. 

rx. Peter Dodge of the consulting firm said Scheme I is a better 
scheme and a better station. It has better security aspects and 
better configuration of tunnel and platform areas. There is a 
possibility of getting a nice amount of light and air onto the 
platform area, and it returns the neighborhood to an open 
garden-like area. Scheme II preserves the existing building and 
provides a second entrance. 

Coramiss' r Sanger commented that the east side remains the same 
and is aJLvays the primary entrance. 

rir. Doage said this is true and the existing building remains as 
a security problem. Also, there is the problem of passengers 
having to go through a short tunnel. 

Commissioner ilcCrea commented that there could be television 
monitoring. 

Ilr. Dodge stated that the station agent can see to the mezzanine 
level in Scheme I, but not in Scheme II. At the platform levex 
the preservation of the building blocks the ability to make this 
large space come wore to the center of the platform. 

Commissioner licCrea asked how many outbound passengers board 
there at peak time, and Lr. Dodge replied, "In a 5-minute period 
250 people". The platform is 150 linear feet, he said. 

Commissioner Pilcher inquired about incidents of security problems 
at Forest Hill Station as opposed to Eureka Station. 

I!r, Curtis E, Green, General fianager, Tunicipal Railway, replied 
that it has been necessary to have security personnel assigned on 
a continuous basis. He said the station is not highly used today 
because ot the security problem. 



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rir. Dodge explained that consultant is trying to save part of the 
existing tunnel. He said an open area is better than having the 
building there, and there would be a possibility for creation of 
a park. 

Cominissioner tIcCrea said the 2 architectural firms have done a 
wonderful job, and are to be highly coimnended. 

Mr. Jolin Elberling said that something has been misrepresented 
concerning security. He said he is the director of a company 
building 600 units for the elderly. He commented that at the 16th 
Street and 24th Street BART stations a passenger does not know 
what is waiting for him at the top of the escalator. Muggers can 
be v/aiting in the trees at Forest Hill Station and traffic on 
Laguna Honda Boulevard does not provide for security. He said tb^r-e 
is no substitute for having a store or restaurant at the site, and 
there is an opportunity to bring in a commercial use. The area 
would be safe until the restaurant closed. 

rir. Heinecke said a friend of his had his money taken at the 
station, and he favors taking it out. 

lis. Frances Ililler, representing the Forest Hill Garden Club 
said her organization has found no one who favors retaining the 
existing building. There have been many experiences of vanda- 
lism and threats. She said many mothers take their youngsters to 
school, and some churches have committees to meet their members 
because of the many purse snatchings. She said that historical 
preservation is laughable, but restoration is different. Her 
organization has questioned 300 people and not one of them thinks 
there is an esthetic reason for maintaining the existing building. 

Harcia Haldeman said that i.uni has allov/ed the building to fall 
into a state of disrepair. She said it is a lovely old building 
and should be kept, 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAPTrans commented that the 
existing station v/as built by private contributions. (The Tr/in 
Peaks Tunnel and the Forest Kill Station v/ere built by the City 
under the same contract, with financing coming from an assessment 
district.) He said Muni has lost its heritage in the City — only 
Forest Hill Station and Geneva Barn remain. Scheme II can be 
a more viable scheme. The building can be rehabilitated and 
security improved. There is a cry for commercial development 
and rental income. There is a handicapped community that v;ould 
like a "kiss and ride" use in the building. If a park were 
built, Mr. Green v;ould have to put more gardeners in the budget,, 
or it would be a tragedy for the neighborhood. 

Mj:. C,J. Scollin, President, Forest Hill Association, stated that 
every neighborhood association has voted to have the station torn 
down . 

Commissioner McCrea asked if it was presented in neighborhood 
meetings that the station, if it v/ere preserved, xi70Uj.q navc its 
security enhanced. 

A r.an in the audience stated that it v;as presented very \;cll. 

Mr. Richard Barton stated that he drives to Glen ^ark and talces 
bART CO worj. Liecause Forest Hill Gtation snells and is an 
um/iiolesoiae place to vait for a car dovmtown. He sTid the Forest 
'lill 'Association prepared a resolution that 1.: neighborhood 
associations approved for the removal of Forest Hill Station, 
and favored Scheme I, the park setting. 



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i'lr. M Brovming spoke in favor of Scliene 1, ani said the 
neighborhoods v/ant that "nice non-architectural 'building out. 

lir. Jay Turnbull, Gtaff .'Architect, fan Francisco Architectural 
Heritage, said his organization prefers to have the building 
saved, and that it vas built according to a philosophy that any 
civic structure deserved to be an orna!r\ent to tlie City. He said 
one person in a 300 feet long station is probably not sufficient 
to maintain security. Also, Schepe II does cost $600,000 less 
than Scherae I, and this sun could be deposited in the bank and 
the interest used to pay for the station agent. 

CoiiiKiissioner .icCrea asked if a workable station could be developed 
v;ithout the v/cst entrance. 

iir. Dodge replied that the west entrance would allow people to 
cross the street. 

Comiaissioner I'cCrea commented that the only thing lost by leveling 
the existing station would be the convenience of those people 
who could nave boarded at the i/est entrance, but could walk 
across the street. 

Ilr. Dodge replied that the surface crossing is not considered 
safe enough, 

lis. Carolyn Hegmeir of the \:'est Portal -Neighborhood Association 
stated that Scheme I was presented to that association while 
consultant i;as v;orking on Cchene II. A reeting 'jas arranged with 
iiuni staff later, and the oninion expressed at that tine was that 
Scheme I \;as preferable to "chene II. Ihe said no ansv/er vras 
forthcoming as to whether or not the existing building would be 
refurbished should Gchene II be chosen. She said she V70uld rather 
disembark in a building, and questioned the exposure to liiht 
from the southwest as the fog com.es from the ^est. 

i-rs. Jland Piatt, President of the Landmark Board, said her 
organization unanimously supports Scheme II. She said the 
proposed budget does include C'211,000 for restoration and pre- 
servation of the building. Other amounts go tovjard that, but are 
not broke: out. The building is eligible for national registry, 
and the Federal governinent feels strongly about the building. 

Commissioner ilcCrea asked V7hat test is applied at the Federal 
level as to whether or not to preserve the building and provide 
funding . 

''.rs. Piatt replied that one of the tests is dollars, and there 
is concern about architecture and history. 

ils. Oixon of Forest dills asked if Seventh Avenue xsiill be cloied 
during construction, and Ilr. Jei replied that it will be closed 
but there will ]>3 a detour road. 

Commissioner Ganger commented that either scheme could be imple- 
mented exclusively on the 'est side at least at street level. 
Tne eastern portion could be cut off to save money. 

Ilr. lallsten conmented that there is not enough soace to allov7 
all of the interaction to occur on the "est side. 

Commissioner J^cCrea stated that the architects have cone up with 
a scheme v/hich allows the entire economic cost of what is being 
done on the surface to be divorced from v/hat hannens at the 
mezzanine level and }jelov7. lie sair'i. there is only a fixed amount 
of FAU money available and he is not convinced that the surface 
treatiaent can be justified. 



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rir. -iei stated that all of the nvunbers have been geared to v/hat 
is happening right now. Something is being done for the years 
1990 to 2000. The projection is 10,000 passengers per day in 
1990. 

Conmissioner IlcCrea noted that a scheme is presented v/hich could 
v7ork v;ith or v/ithout the East side entrance and with or i/ithout 
the existing building. Ha suggested building a platform level 
and a mezzanine level v;hich is needed no^;, and excluding the 
surface level. /\n east side connection could be added later. He 
suggested considering the two issues separately. 

President Pilcher said she is in favor of preserving the building 
with the provision that transit is improved in that area. 

Commissioner J IcCrea stated that the architects should cone up 
v/ith an estimate of the cost and the potential benefit of adding 
the East side connection. 

Conmissioner Ganger askeci if the FAU n\oney is being allocated in 
lieu of the local share of the UI'TA grant. 

Dr. Chris tensen explained that with FAU funds the City contributes 
17 percent, and with uriTA funds the City contributes 20 percent 
of the money. He said San Francisco can not use FAU money as the 
local share. Tx-zelve ■Tdllion will be available from ur^TA and 
FAU highvjay money. The City x/ill put up the balance of the money. 
He said UIITA has indicated it viill contribute $3 million based on a 
total cost of 515 million. TAU money can be expended on any 
project to improve transit. The Federal government looks upon 
FAU money as a substitute for UilTA funds. 

lir. Squire asked how the construction of the station ivill affect 
revenue. 

Iir. 3ei explained that the si ation \7ill be taken out of service 
and a shield place over it. Cars V7ill operate through the station 
without stopping, and all service will continue. 

President Pilcher added that revenue service will be affected 
somev;hat luring the course of construction, but will be enhanced 
thereafter. 

Commissioner Sanger moved that the Commission adopt Scheme II 
as the recommendev3 alternative scheme, and Commissioner ncCrea 
seconded tne motion, which was unanimously adopted by the 
Commission. 

Commissioner i IcCrea said he would liJ.e the architects and fluni 
staff make an estimate of the money which could be saved in Scheme 
II by eliminating the East surface entrance and not providing any 
of the surface improvements, not for the purpose of doing av;ay 
with tiiem but for the purpose of evaluating vniether that is the 
best use of FAU funds. 

Commissioner Ganger directed that the possibility of a concession 
in the existing station be studied. 

********* 

ITEi; 10. 20--Apnroving the concept of the establishment of the 
San Francisco Trust for Transit Heritage and urging the Board 
of Supervisors to do liJ^ewise. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he v/ould like to put this item over 
to the PUC meeting of February 13, 197 9. 



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Mr. Ilaurice .<lebolt explained that CAPTrans has been advised by 
counsel that the Secretary of State objected to the use of the 
word "trust". He said it v/ill be changed to "institute". 

Resolution l!o. 79-0045--Approving application to the U.S. 
Department of Energy for 100 percent funding of a feasibility 
study of a cogeneration facility at San Francisco General Hospital 
and requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve said applica- 
tion and authorize acceptance of the funds to be expended under 
the direction of the Director of Public 'Torks. 

Commissioner Sanger said he is puzzled as to why the PUC is 
forwarding a Department of Public 'Jorks project to the Board of 
Supervisors. 

Mr. rientz explained that the project was developed by the 
Conservation Task Force of V7hich he is the chairman. This task 
force is a function under the aegis of the PUC. 

******** 



Commissioner 'cCrea said he is disturbed that on the date the 
POI'. hearings are concluded the Commission must approve the 5- 
year plan for subnittal to t^TC. He commented that the Commission 
is being put into the position of having to rubber-stamp the 
worJ: of the staff, and that the POI: hearing schedules have slipped 
5 months in the past year. 



THSREUPOil Tilt iii-JiTIIIG ADJOURl^EDs 5:05 P.I!. 



ROriAINE A. Si:iTH 
SECRETARY 



7 J- 31 



^MINUTES 
^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY iVVJD COU^TTY OF SA}] FRA^ICISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 
SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 300, 101 Grove Street 
10 5 00 A.M. 
::;;. January 29, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter licCrea, Vice President 
H. Uelton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John II. Sanger 



FEB 2-'' 1978 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
8.F. PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPART! lEITTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Jater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Coi"puter Center 



John B. ^""entz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 



Romaine 7^ . Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Orderv 10:15 A.M. 

Presents President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter ricCrea, 

Cornmissioner John 11. Sanger 
Commissioner Joim F. Ilenning, Jr., arrived at 10:20 ?.!'?. 

Absent: Commissioner H. "Jelton Flynn (excused) 

Oii motion of TcCrea, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution V7as adopted: 

79-0024 nil Awarding HH Contract "lo. 592-5utter, Divisadero, 
Turk, i'.cAllister, Fillmore and Gough Streets, 
Overhead Feeder Cable Removal and related v/ork 
to Empire Site Development Corporation, San 
Francisco, California, in the amount of $5,672. 
(PoT/er Improvem.ent Program ) (Deferred from 
meeting of January 23, 197 9) 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, I'cCrea, Sanger 

Verbal Report from ^Jarren Bartram on runi progress in implementing 
UTDC recommendations for improvement of vehicle maintenance 

lie. Bartram stated that six months should be used to define the 
prograra and for follow-up. It is expected that the hiring of 
personnel will begin in the next month. Ve c^isplayed a vehicle 
reliability graph and stated that a substantial increase in the 
level of effort must be mounted by the Tuni to initiate implemen- 
tation of all the recommendations. Host milestone dates are past 
due and implementation plans remain incomplete for many of the 
recommendations. In order that the I!uni derive maximum benefit 
from this improvment program, implementation is required and 
achievable at a much earlier date. He stated that if the recent 
acceleration of activity in implementation is maintained, coordi- 
nated and properly directed, these required target dates are 
realistic. 

Because of complications with the LRV program, I'etro Center 
operation-, have declined. Implementation plans for some 
recommendations have not yet been formulated, while others require 
varying degrees of increased definition. The innmediate develop- 
ment of an integrated recommendation iiaplementation program is 
required. Mev; target dates must be es^cablished to maintain 
momentum of the overall implementation program.. He stated that 
the activity in the Control room must be re-directed to place 
overall responsibility for recommendation implementation on 
responsible I.uni i anagers. This will, then assure increased 
support and action for both recommendation initiation and in 
follov/-up activities. Rvery person involved in this improvement 
program must accept his assigned responsibility to do his part in 
maintaining the Control Room in an up-to-date fashion. He stated 
that he did not v/ant to underestimate what is required as it 
represents a great deal of effort. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if he could recall, in general, the 
areas in which implementation is the most retarded in terms of 
the proposed schedule. 

iir. Bartram stated that in the management areas a lot of 
recommendations are difficult to implement. These are the ones 
that shov; lack of completion. He stated a great deal has to do 
v;ith personnel and up-to-date v/ork of the personnel department. 

Commissioner Pilcher asJced i:r. Eugene '7omack, Director, 'Personnel 
and Training to elaborate on this matter of personnel organization. 

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Mr. ^Jomack stated that this is an organizational problem and he 
will v;ork tov;ard getting the people together as soon as he talks 
with the personnel departraent at F'uni and report bad: to the 
Commission. 

Commissioner Sanger asked what kinds of recommendations vrould be 
affected by this gap. 

rir. Bartram stated a lot of management time has been spent on 
personnel matters, and at this tine this is the main concern. 
Another problem area is the lack of accounting and vehicle 
maintenance data vrhich are tied into the TIUS program. This is 
contributing to a morale problem. The nen are being asked to do 
v7ork v/hich v/ill build a history for these systems but the systems 
are not producing the information needed in the shops. 

Commissioner IlcCrea asked if implementation at the shop level is 
ahead of that required by the support functions. 

Mr. Bartram ansv/ered affirmatively. 

Commissioner I.cCrea, directing a question to : r. Curtis E. Green, 
General I anager. Municipal r^ailiijay, asked who in the management 
organization is responsible for coordinating the implementation 
of the program. 

Mr. Green stated that i'r. George Duarte, Deputy General I anager, 
Engine ring and Maintenance, is in charge of the program, and 
that Muni intends to give more time and effort to this project. 
He said there is no morale problem. He stated that Muni is 
called upon to do a job vrith resources vrhich do not allow M.uni to 
do its best. In the last three weeks the vehicle availability and 
vehicle reliability has inoroved tremendously and that Mr. Duarte 
and certain of his key managers should be congratulated. The 
progress Muni is making is very good, although it is not satisfied 
with the assistance received from Civil Service, but "I feel a 
great deal more confident today than three weel:s ago" . 

Comraissioner ncCrea stated that r r. Green and Mr. Duarte have 
otner responsibilities and suggested that someone else be made 
responsibje for the implementation and coordination of UTDC's 
recommendations. He then directed fx. Green to come back to the 
Commission in three v/eeks with a plan of action. 

Mr. Bartram stated he would like to see the nevr people v7ho v;ill 
be arriving in a month's time start off with the new procedures. 

Briefing by Muni I^etro Task Force on the current status of the ■ 
Muni Metro program, and plans for completing remaining items of 
V7or}; in order to assure an orderly start-up of revenue service 

Mr. Farrel Schell, Program Director of M.uni .^etro Taslc Force, 
shoT/ed a slide synopsis regarding the Muni Metro Task Force. He 
stated that the Metro System has a number of functions to be 
performed, i.e., vehicle, escalators, elevators, maintenance, etc. 
— all equipment problems. 

The Task Force has developed five (5) tools to deal with these 
and other problems. They are; (1) a m.aster plan: (2) nhased 
start-up of service; (3) schedule development; ('2) communications 
and (5) action items or problem reports. 

The soon to be published master plan is a system, to specify and 
distinguish the requirements of the system. It will define the 
system itself. It is a tool for everyone to use and assign 
responsibility, and is considered the top level document. The 
master plan includes design, implementation and construction and 
will get wide distribution. The plan covers about 300-pages and 
includes maintenance, revenue collection, testing and acceptance 
and scheduling. It will also be used to answer questions regar- 
ding the ! ictro operation. 

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Mr, Peter Straus, Transit Planner, lluniclpal r.ailway Planning 
Division, stated the Task Force is proposing service initiation 
in phases. Phase "0" will not be subv/ay operation, instead it 
will be shuttle service on the K-line betv;een Balboa Park and 
nest Portal. The first real subway operation will be Phase I, 
which is proposed on the .T-Judah line. It is a relatively 
straight forv/ard single operation. The IT-line which carries over 
26,000 passengers each day, is proposed as a weekday operation. 

!7ith respect to the "third tool", schedules, I'r. Schell stated 
that they are moving out on a two-weel: scale. The CPU is for 
internal monitoring of the v/ork, r''uni is in the process of 
improving the CP'i and is working on a two-week up-to-date report, 
but neither method is predicting an opening date. The rails and 
girders have not been installed, the BART support needs to be 
activated, the sub^'ay ventilation needs to be complete, stations 
cleaned, and a Fire Department certification is an absolute 
requirement . 

Ilr, Schell "walked through" the CPM report and pointed out certain 
relationships which he identified as "families". 

Commissioner Sanger as1"'=;d if IS v.'eeks v.'ould be sufficient time 
for training operators. 

Ilr, Schell replied in the affirmative. 

Commissioner IlcCrea asked ilr. Schell if he was generating 
reports by "families'' and identifying v/ho is responsible for 
what assignments. 

iir. Schell replied in the affirmative. He stated that the 
fourth tool is communications. They are holding meetings v/ith 
Muni staff at 2-week intervals and are having a larger group 
turnout. He stated that the fifth tool is the action item vjhich 
is a problem report. It is a boo]ckeeping device to keep track 
of problems as they occur. There is also a process of detecting 
problems, recording date and description, To-date there have 
been 102 problem reports issued and 64 are still active, I^ 
summary r:port is prepared monthly and outlines all of the 
findings. The problem report is a mixture of problems and they 
come from a very wide range of activities. The electrical shop 
has problems in finding money, the subv/ay ventilation needs to 
be defined, the I^.etro Center needs a stationary engineer, the 
escalators and elevators need attention, and the emergency tele- 
phones are not complete and need work. The signal system has 
passed through the critical period, but overhead X7iring is still, 
a problem. 

Status of the LRVs 

I'x . Schell stated that five (5) Lr.Vs have been accepted, four 
on Friday and 6 are going through the 3 0-iay acceptance test. He 
stated that they are coming at a theoretical rate of tvro per 
vjeek. The last car will be on the assembly line in April. The 
thermo-testing — running upgrade in the tunnel — has been success- 
ful and has been discontinued. The doors continue to give 
problems, Rail wear measurements are taken monthly at certain 
key points. The signal system is nearing the end of completion. 
The electrical system has three (3) different kinds of pickups 
and each represents a different thing. They were designed to 
be compatible, but it is an awkward design at present. The 
Fare Collection equipment v.'ill be completed in February, 1990, 
but in the meantime an interim Fare Collection system is needed. 



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Personnel for 'ietro Center 

rhere are approximately 61 positions approved for hiring and only 
two (2) out of these 61 positions have be<jun v;ork on the date 
expected. There is a slight communication problem as opposed to 
human error . 

Commissioner iicCrea asked if that was in the scope of I'uni, or did 
it involve any other departments in their operations. 

Mr. Schell replied not particularly n.uni, but in other departments 
also. However, this ..is not a priority problem. 

iluni 1 Ietro for elderly and handicapped 

Explaining that it is PUC policy for Iluni Iletro to be accessible 
to the elderly and handicapped, he shov;ed drav/ings of the interior 
of the floor of the cars and gave measurements for v/heel chair 
usage. He stated that the BART agreeraent is that we have a work 
order process. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if they are prepared to make recommen- 
dations to alleviate this problem. 

tir. Schell stated expanding the organization will help, as we 
need more people to react. 

Commissioner TlcCrea asked about the dates of operation. 

rir. Schell replied that Phase in .Uarch looks "real", and that 
Phase I could go into operation in September and when passenger 
carrying service commences there will be sufficient trained 
operators . 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the decision to leave the r>line 
out of Phase II is definite, 

Ilr. Peter Straus, stated that it will operate either with buses 
or streets, ars. The operation of the ?CC will be limited to the 
J" line. 

Commissioner licCrea aslced if this is another priority problem, 
and lir. Schell replied affirmatively. He stated that there is 
need for some help in various areas. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked v/ho would be doing the repairs in the 
sub\;ay. 

rir. Schell stated that repairs V70uld he done by BART or an 
outside firm. 

Commissioner T'cCrea stated that the* State PUC has good resources, 
and asked if it could inspect f'.uni's operation as an independent 
auditor to verify that Iluni has all its safety problems in the 
subi;ay under control. 

lir. Schell replied that the "^tate has no jurisdiction in this 
matter. 

Commissioner cCrea asked if staff had consulted with the State 
in any v;ay regarding subway operation. 

Mr. Schell replied no. 



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[r. liaurice Klebolt, President CAPTrans asked about the security 
or these vehicles. 

r. Green commented that 100 positions are provide'^ to insure 
dequate security and clean-up in the tunnel. He stated that 
erhaps CETA v;orkers could be used in this regard. 

ommissioner HcCrea stated that the area is not adequate for 
toring 40 or 50 vehicles. 

r. Green stated that fluni is working on several projects in the 
ext month to provide adequate security, and that he would get 
ack to the Commission regarding this situation. 

ommissioner Pilcher asked if staff was v/orking xi/ith the Transport 
orkers ' Union. 

r. Green replied in the affirmative and stated that a meeting is 
cheduled for January 30, 1979. 

r. Samuel ^Jalker, representing T'^U Local-250A, stated that the 
irst revenue operation is to go into effect in riarch, but he 
as not aware of this date. 

ir. Edv;ard Imrphy, Assistant Chief, San Francisco Fire Department 

emarked on the seat inserts on the vehicles. He stated that 

he Fire Department was "not at all happy "with the neoprene seats. 



'HEREUPON THE I'JEETIITG ADJOUPxNED: 12^10 r.M. 



ROriAI.vIE A. SriTH 
SECRETARY 



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hi 



^M I N U T E S 

^PUBLIC UTILITIES CO^'iMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRAl^CISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:07 P.M. 
^ February 113, 1979 



COMMISSIOMERS 

Claire C. Pilcher/ President 
Peter IlcCrea, Vice President 
1!, '[Jelton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John ri. Sanger 



MAR 14 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
gjP. JPUBLlC.LiBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch iiatchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Pxoblic Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUG Computer Center 

John D. T7entz 
GENERAL MAI^IAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 
Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2:07 P.M. 

present; Vice President Peter fIcCrea, Commissioners H. 'Jelton 
Flynn, Jolin F. Henning, Jr., John II. Sanger 

Absent; President Claire C. Pilcher 

In the absence of President Pilcher, Vice President Peter IlcCrea 
presided over the meeting. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of January 23, 1979, and of the 
special meeting of January 29, 1279, were approved. 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

RESOLUTIOiI 
NO. 

On niotion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted? 

7 9-004 C GO Accepting vrith regret the resignation of John 
3. lent 2, General ilanager of Public Utilities. 

Vote! Ayes-iicCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Sanger, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

79-004 9 GO Approving the appointment of Eugene J. Kelle- 
her, to the position of General T'anager and 
Chief Engineer of the Tater Department. 

Vote; Ayes-IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
follovjing resolution was adopted; 

79-0050 HH Approving Department of Public 'Torks' propo- 
sal for construction of new street lighting, 
south of I.arket area, Contract '1o. 5. 

Vote: Ayes -IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On notion of Kenning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution v/as adopted; 

79-0051 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract ZTo. 602- 

Tunnels and Pipelines, lioccasin to Alameda East 
Portal, General repairs. Estimated Cost; 
$71,300. 

Vote:; Ayes-ricCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0052 mi Awarding HH Contract Jo, 59in-Cherry Road 

Slide Repair-to R.A. ITemetz Construction Co., 
of Lledding, California, in the amount of 
$73,300. 

Vote: Ayes-ilcCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 



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On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
folloi\ring resolution v/as adopted: 

7 9-0053 nil Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under HH Contract IJo. 595-liOccasin Sewage 
Plant, Replace Sanitary Sevier Line; approving 
credit modification of $967.21; and authori- 
zing final payment of $3,003.03 to ITielsen's 
Inc . , Contractor . 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0054 ;j Awarding '7D Contract Jo. 1754-G-Inch and 12- 
Inch Ductile Iron rain Installation in 
Homewood Place-to Dalton Construction Company, 
South San Francisco, California in the net 
amount of $53,347.50. 

Vote: ?.yes-ltcCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0055 77 Approving collection of I'ater Department claims 
for damages against miscellaneous debtors, 
araount $77o.06, month of January, 197 9. 

Vote; Ayes-I'cCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution vras adopted; 

7 9-0056 I! Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under IIP. Contract lo. 642-rVLine Track 
Reconstruction, "Jest Portal Avenue, Ulloa 
Street to St. Francis Circle; approving 
credit modification of $7,7 91.11; and 
authorizing final payment of $59,240.3 9 to 
licGuire and Hester, Contractor. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-IicCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution v;as adopted; 

79-0057 1 1 Approving traveling expense voucher, amount 

$6C3.6j, incurred by Harvey A. Katz, Assistant 
Coordinator of Elderly and Handicapped Programs, 
in his trip to Boston, liassachusetts Deceniber 
10-14, 197o, to attend a 504 Compliance Seminar 
and meetings v;ith officials of the IIBTA, the 
SOTC, and transportation consultants. 

Vote: Ayes-ricCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-005o H Awarding Contract ]To. riR-717-Potrero Car 

House Paint Shop '7ashroom-to Henry L. Chapot 
& Associates, San Francisco, California, in 
the amount of $19,527. (System Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-i;cCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 
79-3U 



On notion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov7ing resolution xvas adopted; 

79-0059 M Av^arding Contract Mo. rR-6'16R-i:arket Street 
Subx/ay, Subway Platform Extensions-to Hugh 
R, ?;nton/ nillbrae, California, in the net 
araount of $94,913. (Transit Inprovement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-WcCrea, Flynn, Ilenning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0060 GO Confirming transfer of funds under $10,000 

and allotment requests, submitted by depart- 
ments under PUC jurisdiction during the 
fourth quarter 1977-1973, totalling $094,721.50. 

Votes Ayes-ricCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0061 HH Authorizing the General lianager of Public 

Utilities to execute a 1,7 50 sq. ft. lease 
to Southland Corporation for purposes of 
landscaping, paving, ingress and egress of 
certain property under the jurisdiction of 
Hetch Hetchy 'later and Pov;er located at the 
southwest corner of O'Shaughnessy Boulevard 
and Portola Drive, San Francisco, commencing 
July 1, 1979 and terminating June 30, 1999, 
at a monthly rental of $220 for the period of 
July 1, 197 9 through June 30, 193 2, the ren- 
tal rate to be adjusted on July 1, 1932, and 
thereafter at three-year intervals. 

Votes Ayes-ricCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of licCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
follovjing resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0062 ri Adopting San Francisco Ilunicipal Railway 

Disciplinary Procedure dated January, 1979, 
for a period of 3 0-days. 



Vote; 



Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
No- Henning 



On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution vras adopted: 

79-0063 M Authorizing staff of r'unicipal Rail^^ray to 
advertise a Request for Proposals for 
contractor assistance in the collection, 
sorting, counting and delivery of passenger 
revenue . 



Vote: Ayes-IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution v;as adopted: 

79-0064 II Authorizing payment of judgment rendered 

against the Ilunicipal Railv/ay under Superior 
Court Action Ho. 735-973, Homer J. Olsen, Inc., 
vs. City and County of San Francisco in the 
amount of $37,310.19 plus $1,795.40 interest. 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-ncCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

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79-0065 PUCC 



79-0066 PUCC 



7 9-0047 H 



On motion of Ilenning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Upgrading computer capability of the PUC 
Computer Center to an OS/VS-1 operating 
system to implement TlliS. 

Vote? Ayes-iicCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Procurement of TITS Inventory riodule- 
approval of $33,000 to purchase computer 
programs and implementation of system. 

Votes Ayes-IicCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On raotion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution v^as adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to drav/ v;arrants 
in settlem.ent of claims against the I'unici- 
pal r.ailv/ay, total amount $377, 7 31. 61, 

Vote; Ayes-I'icCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



79-40 



COMIUNICATIONS 

Vice President Peter ncCrea read a memorandum to the Commission 
from lir. John B. 'Jentz, General lianager of Public Utilities, 
submitting his resignation (copy attached) . In the memorandum 
iir. 'Tentz stated ha intends to leave his office at the close of 
business on February 16, 1979, and resign from the payroll at the 
close of businesb on flay 31, 1979, at v/hich time his accumulated 
vacation and overtime v/ill have been used up, 

Hg expressed pride in what he has been able to accomplish under 
very trying circumstances, and noted that in spite of the position's 
frustrations, it has been a stimulating experience. lie expressed 
his tnanks to the Commission and to the citizens of Can Francisco 
for the privilege of service. 

Commissioner ilcCrea stated that the Commission has a great deal of 
pride in the work ''r. 'Jentz has done, and has received the memo- 
randum of resignation xvith a certain sadness. 

Commissioner H. iJelton Flynn stated that he has enjoyed the years 
fir. ^Jentz has been with the PUC. He made a motion to accept the 
memorandura of resignation, adding that Ilr. 'Jentz knov7S better 
than anyone else that the motion is not made freely, but at the 
request of Mr. .Jentz. 

Commissioner Henning seconded the motion, which v;as unanimously 
passed by the Commission. 

Commissioner i.cCrea, speaking on behalf of the Commission, stated 
that the two years that Ilr. -'entz has been General lanager of 
Public Utilities have been productive due to his efforts, and 
extended his gratitude and thanked him on behalf of the citizens 
of San Francisco. 

REPORT OF THE GEl'JERAL IL^IAGER-JIr . John 3. ^"'entz 
J-Line Extension 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General lianager, liunicipal Railway, stated 
that a public meeting on the J-Line extension has been scheduled 
at Denman Jr. High School on Saturday, February 24, 1979, at 
10;30 a.m., and that Supervisor Don Horanzy has been invited to 
attend. 

Cable Cars 

Ilr. Green said on February 9, 1979, the lines v;ere shut down at 
6-15 a.m. due to a broken sheave at Bay and Taylor Streets. The 
60 and 61 lines were back in service at 7s 30 T.m. that evening. 
Shuttle buses were used in the interim on all three lines. 
Necessary parts have been obtained, and the entire system should 
be in service at least by the morning of February 14, 1979. 

Duboce Street 

iJT. Jentz stated that the Director of Public VJorks will hold a 
hearing on the treatment of Duboce Street at 10:00 a.m., February 
16, 197 9. A reconmiendation will be made by the Director of 
Public '.Jorks and then the natter will go to the Streets and 
Transportation Committee of the Board of Supervisors. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner John 11. Sanger, Ilr. 
llentz said staff would prefer the Commission's position that 
the street remain closed. The hearings will be held on two 
alternatives-either that the street remain closed or that there 
be a raised right-of-way. 

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lioarci of Supervisors 

rir. IJentz reported that on January 29, 197 9, the Board of Super- 
visors approved a supplemental appropriation for replacement of 
Title II cable car system maintenance workers. 

The Finance Committee on January 31, 197 9, approved a supplemental 
appropriation for 2b. G maintenance employees in the amount of 
$391,121. 

The Legislative Committee on February 2, 1979, approved PUC 
requests for legislative action. Modification of the 7 5 percent 
limit for capital requirements in TDA regulations, and extension 
of the EIR waiver established in S31733 were approved. Ed Gerber 
is pursuing appropriate actions by the State Legislature. 

The Finance Committee on February 7, 1979 approved the "lock box" 
program for bank collection of water bills. 

Public Hearing 

Ms. Romaine A. Smith, Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, 
announced that a Dublic hearina has been set for Februarv 27, 
1979, at 2:0j p.m., to consider qrantinq an exception to the 
existing rates and fares charned bv the 'luniciDal Taili/ay to allow 
the Explorer Boy Scouts to ride free aboard the Muni system on 
ilarch 24, 1979, in conjunction v/ith an R.T.A. demonstration pro- 
ject. 

Eugene J. Kelleher 

Mr. 'Jentz recoraraended that ilr. Eugene J. Kelleher be appointed 
to the permanent position of General Manager and Chief Engineer 
of the Water Department, effective February 14, 1979. 

On motion of Commissioner HcCrea, seconded by Commissioner 
Henning, the Commission unanimously voted to appoint Ilr. Kelleher 
as General iianager and Chief Engineer of the San Francisco 
'later Department. 

: r. Kelleher expressed his appreciation to the Commission and 
to H.r. IJentz, and said he is sorry to see Ilr, "lentz leave. He 
commented that he has been with the ' later Department since 1950, 
and x/ill continue to serve to the best of his ability. 

INTRODUCTION OF MEVJ BUSINESS BY COMMISSI ONERS 
Assaults on Operators 

commissioner 11. Jelton Flynn referred to a letter from I'r. Green 
to Ilr. TTentz dated February 9, 1979, regardinc7 assaults on Iluni 
drivers. The "no fare, no ride" policy has been in effect for five 
weeks. The number of assaults has increased 4 percent as 
compared to 15 percent last year. This policy was approved on a 
trial basis. Commissioner Flynn commented that the policy deserves 
serious consideration. 

Mr. Green stated that iluni staff shares Commissioner Flynn 's 
concern, so much that a meeting was held February 12th with 
the Chief of Police wiio is also alarmed and will double police 
efforts at patrol as much as possible. Ilr. Green noted there 
has been an increase in revenue of 15 percent over the similar 
period last year. However, BART has been down, which has also 
been a factor. He said revenues have increased because of the 
on-going good job of the operators in challenging those people 
avoiding paying fares. There have been a number of arrests, he 
said. 



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Conunissioner Flynn requested that a report be made to the 
Cominission on this natter in a month. He also aslzed for a 
report on the lost time suffered by drivers as a result of 
assaults. 

Commissioner IlcCrea asked if there is any correlation betv;een 
assaults occurring on vehicles not radio equipped and those which 
are radio equipped. 

Ilr. Green replied that assaults are happening largely on radio 
equipped vehicles. ' 

Commissioner Flynn asked if assaults are happening on the sam.e 
lines, and Ilr. Green replied that they are happening all over 
and at random. 

Ilr. John T, Squire, President, ?'7U Local 250-A, stated that since 
Ilr. Green's memorandura dated February 9, two more assaults on 
drivers have occurred, lie said the union is concerned and has 
some definite suggestions. He noted that a letter has been sent 
to the Comuission, 

******** 

Resolution i^o. 7 9-0061 — Authorizing the General lianager of Public 
Utilities to execute a 1,750 so. ft. lease to Southland Corpora- 
tion for purposes of landscaping, paving, ingress and egress of 
certain property under the jurisdiction of HI! "^Jater and Power 
located at the southv/est corner ot O'Shaughnessy Boulevard and 
Portola Drive, San Francisco, commencing July 1, 1979 and termi- 
nating June 30, 1999, at a monthly rental of $220 for the period 
July 1, 1979 thru June 30, 1932, the rental rate to be adjusted 
on July 1, 19C2 and thereafter at three year intervals. 

llr. 'Tentz commented that this land was purchased many decades 
ago when it was thought that it might be the terminal for Hetch 
Hetchy v/ater. The City subsequently purchased the Spring Valley 
vJater Company and \7as able to use Crystal Springs Reservoir, so 
the land v/as never utilized. He said lletch Hetchy may not be 
making the most use of this property and he has directed the 
Land lianagement Division of the "iTater Department in conjunction 
with the Real Estate Department to analyze and report back to 
the Cor,ffiiission on this property. 

******** 

Resolution Ho. 7 9-0062 — Adopting San Francisco Ilunicipal Railv/ay 
Disciplinary Procedure dated January, 1979 for a period of 30- 
days. 

ilr. Green stated that riuni is recommending adoption of a Dis- 
ciplinary Procedure document dated Febrnary 1, 197 9, to be 
effective liarch 1, 1979. I'uni has a "liOU" with the union and 
a Rule Book governing disciplinary procedures. Over a year ago 
iluni was persuaded by the union that it v/ould be better to rely 
on a set of rules dealing more with conferences with employees 
in order to reduce suspensions and gain employee time on the 
job. A six months trial program v;as instituted with the new 
guidelines, and two extensions were granted by the Commission, 
the last one ending today. 

rir. Green stated that luni's experience with the New Disciplinary 
Procedure has been unfavorable, as management did not obtain 
the expected results. Suspensions did decrease, but less tardi- 
ness, miss outs, etc. did not result. Iluni indicated to the 
union that it v;ished to negotiate out of the guidelines those 
elements which viere not to liuni's best interests. 



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liuni staff met several tines v;ith union representatives, and the 
result is a document listed as itera Ho. 4 which is Muni's 
recommended Disciplinary Procedure. Item IIo. 3 (pink sheets) is 
the Ilunicipal Railway's original proposal. Subsequently, I'uni 
held a series of meetings '/ith the union, and negotiated dov/n 
to item ilo. 4 (green sheets) v/hich is now Muni's recommendation 
to the PUC. Even so, fluni was not able to get from the union 
an uncontested document. The TIRJ's recommendation is item Ilo. 
5 (yellow sheets) . 

lir, IJentz explained that the green sheet is the document to 
work from. The points on which the union disagreed are asterisked, 
and the underlined items are the items which were added from the 
v;hite sheet (item llo. 2) . Iluni staff did agree to raodify four 
(4) points which are as follows s (4b) on the green sheet is 
"Failure to call streets and points of interest'.' The union v;as 
concerned that operators would have to call out points of interest. 
Muni agreed to issue a list. On page(2,3f) reads, "Pulling out 
V7rong car or coach". I'uni agreed to add "v/ithout proper authority" 
(3g) reads, "Running sharp . liuni agreed to add an explanation 
that this is based on line checks. Page 3, under "C.2" reads, 
"Corrective Case Interviev/ with Superintendent of Transportation 
or his representative. May be given retraining" without pay and/ 
or suspension." This was changed to read "v/ith or Tvithout pay and/ 
or suspension". Hox^ever, there still remain some asterisked items. 

Ilr. Green stated that at a meeting in i:r. ^-Tentz's office fir. 
Squire did present iluni staff v/ith a statement from the Charter 
he interpreted to mean that because of the inability to negotiate 
an agreed to statement there was an imnasse situation. 

Ilr. liciiorris ii. Dov/, Utilities General Counsel, said the first 
difficulty is that iiuni has an agreement signed by Hr. Green, Ilr. 
Dartholomei; and union representatives to accept the nevj Disci- 
plinary Procedure for a trial period. If this agreement is 
terminated, or after the trial period it is decided not to make 
it permanent , tiie disciplinary procedure v^iiich existed pre- 
viously shall be in effect. He said it would be a cleaner 
procedure if the Commission did away x/ith a trial period and 
served notice that i:uni no longer v/ishes to be bound by the new 
disciplinary procedure, and begins anev; on negotiating another 
procedure . 

Commissioner Sanger asked if this would mean automatically 
reverting to the ilOU, and the old procedure. 

rir. Dow replied, ''yes". He said the old agreement has no termi- 
Uttvion date. An impasse, he said, comes out of the Administrative 
Code, ar.- provides the last resort for binding arbitration. It 
can not be emrjioyed by a Cuiranission which is charged to adopt 
rules for its e"^:ployaes. 

Commissioner Sanger asked what the Commission's authority is 
with respect to approving disciplinary rules. 

Ilr. Dow replied that the Comraission 's authority is to adopt 
rules for the governing of its employees that are also in a sense 
working conditions. It is necessary to meet and confer. 

Comraissioner Sanger asJ:ed if the procedures in effect prior to 
adoption of the nev? Disciplinary Procedure on a temporary basis 
were the result of "meet and confer" sessions held previously. 

lir. DOV7 replied that previously all lluni had was rules, and the 
severiry of discipline depended on what management decided. 



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rir. Green added that rules are the result of negotiation with 
the union. It v/as decided to i;rite in some guidelines as to hov7 
a supervisor should act. 

Coinmissioner Sanger coitunented that this was to stop automatic 
suspensions for violation of the rules. The rules have remained 
the same, and the union gave up the right to file grievances. 

rir. Squire stated that the Commission is only getting half truths. 
Three or four meetings v/ere held, and an impasse x/as reached on 
certain items. The former system was very punitive, and vras not 
being applied uniformly. The union asked liuni to exchange infor- 
mation, and to date has not received any data to support the 
contention that the nev; Disciplinary Procedure does not v.'ork. The 
TWU can prove that it does work and that the number of vjork hours 
has increased, rir. Squire gave copies of the Employee Relations 
Ordinance to the Commission, and stated that the Commission is 
not being given the basic information needed to make a decision 
regarding the v;orking conditions and livelihood of some 1000 
people. He said the union does not totally agree with fir. Bill 
Henderson " s report , . 

Commissioner ilcCrea comraenteJ that the Commission could vote 
to cancel the temporary agreement, and instruct Iluni to meet 
and confer xvith the union to establish modifications to that 
portion of the IlOU covered in these procedures, and then report 
back to the Commission. A second option would be to grant 
another temporary extension, and during the interim the existing 
rules VTOuld remain in effect. In the other alternative the nOU 
would be back in effect. 

Ilr. ^lentz comiaented that I r. Squire has v/ritten a letter to the 
liayor and Ix. Dov; stating that the Commission must resolve an 
impasse. 

Cornmissioner Sanger asked r:r. Green to describe the situation 
which existed before the nev? Disciplinary Procedure vjent into 
effect. 

lir. Green replied that the prevailing factor was that operators 
v/ere being suspended. You then lose the person and make up by 
hiring someone to work at time-and-a-half, or leave the coach 
in the barn. tie stated that under the nev; procedure suspensions 
have been cut a tremendous amount, but miss outs, sick outs and 
other indicators have not shown the high level performance ex- 
pected . 

iir. Squire asked the Commission to instruct staff to show the 
union some documentation. Commissioner licCrea said staff v/ould 
be so instructed. 

Commissioner Sanger asl:ed tir. Dow if there is anything to prevent 
an extension of the temporary disciplinary procedure x\rith 
modifications. 

i;r. Dow replied that if the union consents there is no problem. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the union v/ould object to an 
extension of the temporary disciplinary procedure v;ith modifi- 
cations in order that a new version could be tried out. 

Mr. Squire replied that the union v/ould like to have some input 
into the modifications. 



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Coinrnissioner Henning commented that the green sheet is the result 
of negotiations. He moved adoption of the green sheet on a 
temporary trial basis for 60- days. He said this v/ould be in 
lieu of the lOU, and that the green sheet is the result of 
collective bargaining. 

Commissioner Flynn commented that there are a fe\7 asterisks 
(items still not agreed to by the union) , and Commissioner Henning 
replied that management and labor v;ould have to v/ork this out 
during the 60-day trial period. 

commissioner Henning 's motion died for lack of a second. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that the union agreed not to bring 
grievance proceedings on less than suspension penalities, and 
stated that there is always a right to bring grievance proceedings. 

Mr. Dov7 stated that that is correct. He said one of the issues 
is the severity of punislunent under the old procedures. 

nr. Squire stated there were tv/o (2) items the union was told were 
non-negotiable . 

Commissioner i cCrea moved that the temporary procedure be 
extended for a period of three (3) months with the pink sheet 
rules as the basis for extension, subject to the agreement of 
the T:L). If tae union does not agree, the disciplinary procedure 
will revert back to the MOL . 

Coirmissioner Sanger asked v/hat period of tipe would be adequate 
to do an assessment. 

Dr. Henderson replied that it would take six months to a year. 
He commented that the Commission is looking for something as an 
interim step from the old procedures to some nev; procedures. 

Commissioner '.cCrea stated that the Com::;ission would like to have 
something in effect rather than the hOL. He said he would like 
to change his motion tliat subject to the agreement of the union, 
the Commission would extend the temporary procedures to 30-davs 
fror today using the pink sheet rules, and that failing to 
obtain union concurrence disciplinary procedures will revert to 
the ::ou. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded the -potion. Commissioner Sanger 
voted "Aye' . Commissioner Henning voted 'To". 

********* 

Comraissioner IlcCrea announced that there v/ould be a public 
hearing at 5; 30 p.m.. this date in the Lurie ?.oom of the tiain 
Library to consider revision of schedules of rates and charges 
to be charged for v/ater service in San Francisco and suburban 
areas. 

THE MEETING RECESSED AT 3:22 P.M. 
5-42 P.i.. THE iTEETIilG PJiCOJVEJED. 

Present; Vice President Peter IlcCrea, Commissioners •! . ^^elton 
Flynn, John P. Sanger 

Absent" President Claire C. Pilcher, Commissioner Jolin F. 
Henning, Jr. 



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ITEIi WO. 14 — PUBLIC HEARIJG — to consider revision of schedules 
of rates and charges to be charged for vjater service in San 
Francisco and suburban areas, v.'ith lifeline rates, or without 
lifeline rates. 

iir. Eugene J. Kelleher, General Ilanager and Chief Engineer, 
;7ater Department, stated that on December 12, 197G, a $42,329,799 
budget was approved by the PUC. This would have required an 18 
percent rate increase. At the time of the budget submittal the 
Commission was informed that October figures irere tentative. The 
later Department i/ill be before the Commission on February 27, 
1979, asJ.ing for approval of a supplemental appropriation to 
reflect new and updated information. The :7ater Department is 
not hiring certain positions during the next fiscal year, and the 
overall budget i/ill be reduced by $744,696. This decrease v/hen 
combined with other modifications to unappropriated revenue will 
rllow the rate increase requirement of 10 percent -to bet reduced 
to 14 percent. The total modified budget is 10 percent over 
expenditures this fiscal year. 

ilr. Kelleher referred to a chart listing five (5) major expendi- 
tures. The first is an item of $2,350,000 additional payment to 
lletch Hetchy as an emergency measure to malie repairs to HH 
pipeline Jo, 3, and in itself v/ould constitute a 7 percent rate 
increase. 

The Department is asking for $506,171 to finance bond interest and 
redemption for the sale of $C million v/orth of bonds to perform 
projects under the 197 2 bond fund, such as installation of feeder 
mains, completion of phase II of the Central Control System, con- 
struction of Crystal Springs pipeline Ilo. 3 and San Andreas Pipe- 
line Jo. 3 on the Peninsula. Failure to perform these projects 
v/ill result in increased costs in the future. 

Salary increases in the amount of $4 50,000 will be needed in 
tiie next fiscal year. 

Facilities maintenance \jx11 cost $1,031,000 and capital projects 
v/ill cost $247,000. Tne Department is installing new water mains 
at the rate of 2 miles per year. Three million feet of pipe in 
Gan Francisco was installed prior to 193C v/ithout cement lining, 
and is corroded and rusted. Approximately 360 miles of pipe 
were installed prior to 1395 in the downto\7n. South of r.arket 
and iiarina areas. Tnis pipe is now capable of a carrying capa- 
city of only 50 percent, and is inadequate for fire protection. 
If the Department fails novr to proceed with the 50-year main 
installation program, a massive future bond issue would require 
an increase in the price of water, and would cause severe down- 
to\m disruption and traffic congestion in the area. This program 
was delayed last year due to the drought. 

Iir. Kelleher stated that these items represent a 14 percent rate 
increase. This increase can be applied in tv70 ways. 

The increase can be applied across the board to all service 
charges and water delivery charges inside and outside San Fran- 
cisco, This would raise the single rate block in San Francisco 
from 37 <: per unit to 42<: per unit. The cost to a consumer using 
6 units would be $4.92 every tv/o months. The average consumer 
uses 14 units, and the cost of v/ater would go from $7.2C to $G.2C. 

The Commission asked about the feasibility of a lifeline rate at 
the time of the last public hearing. The Department has concluded 
that a lifeline rate is feasible if applied only to single 
residential family units. Staff is recommending that lifeline 
rate of 25<: per unit be established for the first 6 units. For 
all water delivered above 6 units there would be an incraaae in 
cost from 42<? to 44<: per unit, and the average residential user 
would receive a 7<: per nionth raise. The establishment of a life- 



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line rate has the effect of reducing bills to smaller consumers 
and has a very small effect on the average user. It will increase 
the price of v;ater to larger users and to apartment houses by 
about 10<: per unit. Staff investigated applying a lifeline rate 
to all units, including apartments. The average apartment 
dweller would save 4 2<: a month, but it is felt the 42<: will not 
be returned to the renters. In creating a lifeline rate to 
everyone the average user will pay an increased rate of 35<: per 
month instead of 14<: per month. Ilr. Kelleher commented that 
during the drought 5 people in a single family residence were 
able to get by on 14 units bi-monthly. Apartments use about 11 
units bi-monthly. He said the average apartment dweller in 
San Francisco without lifeline would be increased about 35<: a 
month . 

Commissioner Sanger asked who would be impacted and hoxi;. 

Ilr. Kelleher replied that only individually metered customers 
would receive a savings under the lifeline rate. Apartment 
Ol^mers v/ould pay 10<: a month more per unit. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that staff has determined that 
it does not consider it feasible to extend the lifeline rate to 
all households in the City. Ae ashed v;hy this conclusion was 
reached, since there is a lifeline rate granted under the sewer 
service charge. 

nr. Kelleher replied that staff could develop a lifeline rate 
for all households. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that savings v/ould not be passed 
on to apartment dwellers, and the average single family user 
would be more adversely affected . 

Mr. Kelleher was asked the reason for recommending a partial 
lifeline rate. 

He replied that it vjould slacken the blow of a rate increase, 
and would increase the price of water to larger units by 2<: 
per unit. 'lith the increase to larger users there V7ill be more 
money for the main replacement program. 

Commissioner Sanger asked v?hat will be contributed by non- 
residential users in San Francisco, and lir. Kelleher replied he 
does not know, but about half of the users are commerical users. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if Peninsula users v/ould be paying 2<: 
more per unit, and Ilr. Kelleher replied that suburban users 
would have a flat 14 percent increase. This is due to a Court 
injunction. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner IlcCrea, Harold 
Guetersloh, Chief 2\ccountant, Uater Department, stated that 
single family dv/ellings in San Francisco pay about one-half of 
the cost of water in San Francisco. 

Commissioner licCrea opened the meeting to the public. 

Ilr. ';7.J. Kunzig, President, Residential ilotel 0\mers Association 
of San Francisco, stated that most of these hotels have been 
referred to as working men's hotel. However, there are no 
seamen anymore, nor many longshoremen. He stated that L'O per- 
cent of the people in residential hotels are on general assis- 
tance. The ov/ners are small businessmen, and some hotels have 
failed and some are marginal. He asked why home oxmers should 
get a preference over some poor person, and said everyone snould 
help foot the bill. 

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If the small businessman must pay increased rates he must pass 
it on as increased rent. He asJced v/hy hospitals should nay more, 
and noted that hospital rates would have to be increased. He 
stated that in 1977, Hetch Hetchy funds of more than $5 million 
wenV to the Municipal Railway, and asked if money is still being 
sent to iiuni. 

Ilr. Kelleher replied that some Hetch Hetchy funds are still going 
to liuni, but not Uater Department funds. 

Commissioner Flynn commented that if funds were kept in the 
Department they would have to be divided V\7ith the Peninsula 
customers, and it i;ould be more difficult for the City to run 
the riunicipal Railway. 

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lir. Jim r^ourke objected to any raise in rates. He stated he is 
a senior citizen property o^^mer, and his funds are limited. He 
noted that during the drought the Department educated the people 
very v/ell. .low, because of the lack of income, people are going 
to be penalized. 

-0- 

Ilr. Patrick J. Brady, retired home ovmer, stated that his pension 
is not that much, and that he is in opposition to a raise in 
water rates. 

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lir. David J. i'iller, attorney representing the Bay Z^ea ^^ater 
Users Association, raade a presentation on behalf of the suburban 
v;ater customers, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a 
part of these minutes. 

Mr. Miller commented that the proposed rate increase v/ould apply 
to all customers, and said he is pleased that this approach is 
being taken. He stated that the suburban water customers have 
no comment on the merits of the lifeline rate. Acceptance of 
this internal adjustiient is made on the assumption that it will 
have no impact on suburban customer rates. 

Mr. ililler stated that there are two particular areas of the 
report '.'hich warrant discussion. 

There is concern on the ever increasing magnitude of Hetch Hetchy 
charges. There is a .Q.5 lillion line item for "Purchase of 
later . It is recognized that there is a major item for repair- 
of Hetch Hetchy facilities. Approximately a year ago the 
Commission approved charges for hydroelectric power generated 
by Hetch Hetchy at rates unrelated to the cost of that power. 
The suburban water users expressed concern, and it is suggested 
that further consideration be given to the basis on which Hetch 
Hetchy charges are imposed. These funds have found their way 
into the general fund of the City. 

The second point concerns the proposed "Facilities Maintenance 
Program"--an expenditure of nearly $4.5 million, over $4 million 
of which is for main replacements within San Francisco and for 
feeder mains in the City. Also, the increase in debt service 
from the sale of more revenue bonds is attributable, in part, 
to the use of these bonds for construction of feeder mains in 
San Francisco. Mr. Miller said the question is one of the 
propriety of requiring participation from suburban systems. This 
issue has been raised in pending litigation- The Hetch Hetchy 
System should be funded separately, he said, and suburban 
customers should not be asked to bear any cost associated with 
the distribution system. 

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Coiranissioncr licCrea asked v/hat the suburban customers have done 
to institute a rate structure. 

Ilr. Ililler replied that he can not speak for all resale customers, 
but that rate structures have been set on a fixed basis, and the 
VJater Department has the rate schedules pertaining to suburban 
customers. 

Tir. Kelleher stated that all customers have a block discount 
rate. The San Joaquin Pipeline No. 3 will cost $4,300,000, and 
was developed for suburban customers. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if it is appropriate to consider "" 
granting discounted rates for volume of use by resale customers. 

commissioner iicCrea stated that rates should be established on 
the basis of actual cost. 

commissioner Sanger commented that the PUC has no control over 
the cost incurred outside of its jursidiction.He asked about the 
increasing consumption of non-City users. 

Ilr. Kelleher explained that San Francisco is nov; at 82 percent 
of normal usage, and the peninsula is at 35 percent of normal 
usage. He stated that much of this is growth v^ithin peninsula 
systems, and added that the total bill is much less on the 
Peninsula because of the sewer service charge, which is a 
factor in San Francisco. 

lis. Ilarguerite >Iarren, speaking for herself, asked if peninsula 
users bring their pipes to the San Francisco pipeline. 

lir. Kelleher replied that they must connect their systems to 
large "Jater Department pipelines. 

Ms. Warren asked about the bond issue redemption. 

ilr. Kelleher stated that the Department has not sold the bonds, 
but has permission to sell them. 

ils, 'Jarren said she thought the redemption of bond issues was 
taken out of sales taxes. 

Commissioner Sanger said this v/as the case only for BART. 

lis. vJarren asked about salary increases, and fir. Kelleher replied 
that the ^7ater Department is estimating a 6 percent increase 
in salaries, which vjill come out of unappropriated revenue. He 
said Civil Service has made recommendations for City-wide 
increases in salaries, and if these are not accepted the money 
will not be spent. 

lis. Uarren asked if the Department is not already getting 
enough money for facilities maintenance, and I"r. Kelleher replied 
that the Department surplus at the end of 1977-78 goes to help 
fund the coming budget. He stated that the only money going 
to lietch Hetchy is $9-1/2 million for operations related to 
the Water Department only. 

Ms. Uarren commented that the City keeps improving and enlarging 
the :7ater Department, and the attitude of other communities 
should change. 

Mr. Kelleher commented that the 'later Department must maintain 
and improve the system so it can handle the existing supply 
more efficiently, but that it is not enlarging it at this 
time. 



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She asked hov; much money San Francisco would lose from the life- 
line rate, and IJr. Kelleher replied, '$600,000". 

iir. .Jentz added that this money v/ould have to be recaptured from 
large businesses. 

Responding to a question from Ms. ;7arren about the waste v;ater 
program, Ilr. Kelleher explained that the '^ater Department only 
collects for that program, and Ilr. !'7entz added that the sewer 
service charge is not based on rate, but on quantity, 

Iis. 'Jarren commented that many people have not restored lav/ns 
and gardens and are dropping to a lifeline rate. 

Commissioner licCrea noted that the sev/er service rate itself v/ill 
lower consumption faster than a lifeline water rate. He asked 
if Ms. 'Jarren would like the Department to defer expenditures. 

lis. .larren replied that the "later Department and Hetch Hetchy 
must have funds, and that she does not want Iluni to get surplus 
money. She said she would increase charges to communities down 
the peninsula. 

-0- 

I!r. 'Jalter O'Donnel, representing senior citizens, asked how 
much of the facilities maintenance money and bond interest and 
redemption money is going to be used djwn the peninsula. He 
also commented that in the Sunset District there are many flats 
whose tenants can not get lifeline rates. Also, downtown 
citizens live in housing projects and their rents are going 
to be raised. 

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I'lr, Thomas Mcilanus, of Friends of the River, recommended the 
lifeline proposal, and said this will encourage people to 
conserve water, lie said he applauded Palo Alto for charging 
nore as more \7ater iz used. The water saved, he said, can 
restore life to the Tuolumne River, and water conservation can 
save energy. He asked that the fourth pipeline planned to 
increase the amount of water brought from the Tuolumne River 
be reconsidered. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that the fourth pipeline is not 
included in any of the rate proposals. 

Commissioner Sanger noted that each qualified single family 
user will save about $6 per year. 

Mr. Kelleher stated that this would apply to individually 
metered single family residences. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that that is one reason he objects 
to the lifeline rate. It does not extend to flats and to small 
apartment buildings, and a single family owner would save $6 
a year while every apartment dweller contributes about $1.50 
a year. He stated that as it is proposed he is opposed to the 
lifeline rate because he docs not consider it a true lifeline 
rate. It is prejudicial to those who have the greatest diffi- 
culty affording the cost of necessary utilities. It would 
benefit only those who own single family homes. In addition, 
he said he would like to see something that encourages conser- 
vation. 

Commissioner Sanger moved adoption of revised sohedule of ^ 
rates and charges on a flat rate basis. 



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Coiranissioner McCrea seconded the motion. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he wouiu support something complete- 
ly different — a lifeline rate for 6 and 12 unit users, and a flat 
rate for all others. This would apply to all residential units. 

Mr. Kelleher stated that if lifeline rates were applied to 6 and 
12 unit users in all residential units, practically all apartments 
would benefit, but single family dwellings would not. 

commissioner Flynn stated that he trying to do something for the 
poor and disadvantaged. 

Mr. Kelleher said a 6-unit universal lifeline rate would raise 
the rate 51<: to all other users in San Francisco. There would be 
about a 42<: per month savings to apartment house units. He said 
that if the benefit is given to apartment houses and it goes into 
the owners' pocket, he would recommend that lifeline rates not be 
used at all. He said there would be a big impact on commercial 
and industrial users in San Francisco. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that Schlage Lock Company is one of 
the last remaining industries in San Francisco, and is a heavy 
water user. He asked if an attempt has ever been made to develop 
a special rate structure for industrial users. 

Mr. Kelleher replied, "No". He added that he does not have tables 
for universal lifeline rates. 

Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, stated that the 
hearing could be continued to a subsequent date. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that unless the universal lifeline 
rate were applied to residential hotels it would cause distortions 
in residential hotel use and in commercial use. 

Commissioner Flynn voted "No" on the motion before the Commission. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that staff include the impact of 
a universal lifeline rate, including residential hotels. 

Commissioner McCrea announced that the public hearing will be 
continued to February 27, 1979, at 2i00 p.m., in Room 282, City 
Hall. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED a 7 s 08 p.m. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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7^ 



"^ MINUTES 

^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMIISSIOW 

CITY AiID COUI^ITY OF SMT FRA[JCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
r2ayor 

Room 2G2, City Hall 

2 1 10 P.Ii. 

^^^ February 27, 1979 

COflTilSSIOHERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter I'cCrea, Vice President 
II. ^Telton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John li. Sanger 



26 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
§,£. PUBLIC. UBRARY 



EPARTiJEI-TTS 
anicipal Railvjay 
etch Hetchy Project 
ater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sfclar 
Acting General Manager of 
PUBLIC UTILITIES 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



:all To Order 
'resent 



2.10 P.ii. 



President Claire C. Pilcher, vice President Peter IlcCrea, 
Comxaissioners H. 'Telton Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr. 



±isent! 



Commissioner Jolin i!. Sanger 



^he minutes of the regular meeting of February 13, 1979, v/ere 
ipproved . 

>iscussion preceding adoption of resolution is attached. 

ffiSOLUTIOJ 
JO. 



'9-006o GO 



r9-0069 '^ 



^S-0070 M 



79-0071 KH 



79-0072 HH 



On motion of I'ccrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Appointing Pdchard Sklar as Staff Assistant 
XIII to serve as '.cting General ." anager of PiLblic 
Utilities from ilarch 1, 1979 to I'^ay 31, x\i/9, 
and fully thereafter at Step 5 of the General 
Manager of Public Utilities salary standardi- 
sation schedule. 

Vote: Zlyes-Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of ilcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving revision of schedules of rates and 
charges to be charged for water service in 
San Francisco and suburban areas, (without 
lifeline rates) 

Vote: Aye.'3-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
follovring resolution was adopted: 

Approving granting an exception to the 
existing rates and fares charged by the 
San Francisco I'.unicipal Railv;ay to allow 
the 3oy Scouts of America to travel free of 
charge aboard the Iluni system for a one day 
demonstration project, on a date to be selected. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, llcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On notion of IlcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

Approving Department of Public T7orks ' Pro- 
posal for construction of new street lighting 
in Co;7 Hollov/ area anrl on Filbert Street. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On notion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving the San Francisco Redevelopment 
Agency's proposal for construction of a new 
street lighting system on "K" Court and on 
"L" Court off nhitney Young Circle near 
iJewconb Avenue 

Vote.' Ayes-Pilcher, ilcCrea, Flynn, Henning 



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On notion of hcCrea, seconded by Hanning, the 
follov/iiig resolution was adopted:: 

79-0073 HH Approving the San Francisco Redevelopment 

Agency's proposal for construction of a ne\7 
street lighting system on IJev/hall Street 
west of Jennings to its terminus. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, hcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Kenning, the 
follov/ing resolution vras adopted: 

79-0074 HH Authorizing bid call for HI! Contract To. 5C6 
for Bryant Substation Area, Underground Po\?er 
Facilities and Related v/ork. Estimated net 
cost: $232,000. (Pov.'er Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, rcCrea, Flynn, Ilenning, 

On motion of i:cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution v;a3 adopted: 

79-007 5 HH Authorizing bid call for HII Contract llo. 604- 
Paint Steel Towers, "toccasin- ITewark Trans- 
mission Line. Estimated Costs for 4 alter- 
nates are $36,000, $42,000, 544,400, and 
$4G,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On m.otion of I'icCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follovjing resolution was adopted: 

. 79-0076 HH Awarding HH Contract iTo. 5C3, in amount of 
$545,767, to Abbett Electric Corporation of 
San Francisco, for Underground C'ucb System, 
liission Street; Army Street to Geneva Avenue, 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of n.cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0077 HH Authorizing Hetch Iletchy 'later J. Power to 
issue a Contrcict Order to PG&E, in the 
amount of $36,933, to install ne" City 
furnished cables in unused space in its duct 
lines on 10th Street, subject to UltTA approval, 
(Power Improvement Program) 

Vote. Aves-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Henning 
Flynn-excused from voting 

On m.otion of IicCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
I following resolution was adopted: 

79-0078 M Av/arding ' TD Contract Mo. 1744- 12-Inch Ductile 
Iron ilain Installation in Hyde Street bet'/een 
Pacific Avenue and Greem/ich Street- to ^7. J. 
Gaffney, Inc., of San Francisco, in the net 
amount of $204,700. 






Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of I'.cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follov;ing resolution was adoptel: 



79-0079 M Authorizing bid call for Contract "lo. r'P.-6C8- 
Tra.:sit 5 ton Signs, Phase II. Estimated cost 
of v/or]; ; $17 6,000. (Transit Improvemont Program) 

79-54 



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On notion of HcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follo'.'ing resolution vras adopted; 

79-0030 M Av/arding Contract !Io. rin-662~LiT;hting System 

for TT^7in Peaks Tunnel- to Abbett Electric 
Corporation, San Francisco, California, in 
the amount of $32a,7G6. (Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, fIcCrea, Flynn, Ilenning 



( 

I On notion of licCrea, seconded by Ilenning, the 

follov/ing resolution xvas adopted; 

7S-00J1 il Approving contract modification NOo 1 at 

no change in price to add specifications for 
light-v/eight concrete, under Contract -To. 
IiR-657- ri-Line Extension, San Jose Avenue 
at Interstate 23 Overpass, Trach Construc- 
tion and Pezzer Facilities o (Transit Improve- 
ment Prograia) 

Vote- Ayas-Pilcher, McCraa, Flynn, Henning 

On nioticn of llcCrea, seconded by Kenning, the 
follov7ing resolution v/as adopted-; 

79-C0G2 11 Approving paynent of claims,- amount ''53,995.55 

froiTv "lunicipal r:ailway revolving fund, month 
of January, 197 i'. 

Vote:: 'Vyes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

I On notion of -cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 

f ollov.'ing resolution was adopted : 



I 



7 9-00G3 II Approving coDpronise and collection of 

liunicipal Raiiv^ay claims for damages against 
miscellaneous debtors, amount $12,300.'(j8, 
month of January, 1979. 

Vote- Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 

On raotion of licCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution v/as adopted; 

79-0067 II Requesting the Controller to dravr warrants in 
settlement of claims against, the Municipal 
?.ailT.'ay, total amount 010,300. 

Vote-; .Ayes-Pilcher, P'cCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of ilcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follovring resolution was adopted? 

7 9-0034 I! Approving supplemental appropriation in 

coiP.pliance with Salary Standardization Ordi- 
nance, Miendnento 40 and 49, which reflects 
the reclassification of 2 new positions 
previously approved in the Municipal Railway 
budget for the fiscal year 1 ''7 8-197 9. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Ilenning 



79-55 



On notion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, 
the follov/ing re3olution v;as adopted j 

9-0085 HH Setting Tuesday, xlarcli 27, 197 9, at 2:00 
p.m., for public hearin- to consider the 
adoption of rate schedules to be charged 
by the Public Utilities Commission for 
furnishing lietch lletchy power to private 
consumers and municipal departments of 
the City and County of San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayss-Pilcher, iicCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution v/as adopted; 

9-00<j6 ilH Approving the sale of emergency egress 

easement over City-owned 17.5 foot access 
strip to Ketch Hetchy Fillmore Substation 
to adjacent property owners for $1500, 
and requesting the Director of Property 
to submit the necessary legislation to the 
Board of Supervisors for the sale of said 
easement. 

Vote; Ayes-Filcher, flcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution v/as adopted; 

9-0037 T'T Authorizing the General I^anager and Chief 

Engineer of the San Francisco '\'ater 'depart- 
ment to negotiate and formulate a long term 
lease of certain Crystal springs v^atershed 
lands vjith Filoli Center, a non-profit 
corporation, at nominal rental and along 
the guidelines set forth by the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea.. Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

9-0038 II Authorising the execution of a 1.04 5 acre 
lease to J. Cyril Johnson Investment 
Corporation for purposes of parking and 
landscaping of certain property under the 
jurisdiction of the ^^ater 'department loca- 
ted in Santa Clara County and known as 
parcel l^Io. 219 for a term of 10 years, 
corjaencing April 1, 197 9, and terminating 
ilarch 31, 1929, at an annual rental of 
$3,07C, and further subject to a rental 
adjustment at the end of each 3 -year term. 
plus payment of taxes and assessments thereon. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, "cCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted 

9-00d9 W Declaring surplus that certain 5.3 acres of 
City-owned land being a portion of tlie iill- 
brae Reservoir lot, Parcel 28 according to 
San Francisco Jater Department records, and 
requesting the Oirector of Property to prepare 
the necessary legislation for the enactment 
by the Board of Supervisors to consummate the 
execution of a 3ale. 

Vote; T^yeo-Pilcher, t'cCrea, Flynn, Henning 

79-5G 



; On raotion of Flynn, seconded by ilenning, the 

folloT'ing resolution T/as adopted: 

79-0090 vJ Declaring surplus tliat certain 0.4 acres of 

City-owned land being a portion of the Peninsula 
v;atershed lands, Parcel 31, according to Gan 
Francisco ^Tater Dopartnent records, and authori- 
zing the Director of Property to prenare the 
necessary legislation for the enactneat by the 
Board of Supervisors to consu^iinate the execu- 
tion of sale. 

Vote- Ayes-Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Ilenning 

On motion of ilcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0091 IT Requesting the Iiayor to recor;'nend to the Board 
of Supervisors that the position of Chief 
Stationary j::ngineer, Clasr 7205,- bo filled 
ii-,i:aediately, par the 7\nnual Aippropriation 
Ordinance, Section 10, Subsection, 

Vote-: Jiyes-Pilcher, I'cCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Flynn, secon led by McCrea, the 
follov/ino resolution was adopted:, 

79-0092 I': Cornnendinc '-Jalter B, Barnes for his partici- 
pation in the San Francisco School Volunteers' 
coRuaunity resource prograri for school students. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Ilenning 

On motion of ."icCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
I follov;ing resolution '.'as adopted; 

79-0093 I! Approving an agreement with Crown Coach 

Corporation of Los Angeles, California, to 
provide the City ^'ith an IICARUS 'Articulated 
Coach for a period of not less than 30-days for 
testing, and authorising th.e General ' 'anager 
of trie .'lunicipal to execute said agreement. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, I'cCrea, Flynn, Ilenning 

On notion of Flynn, seconded by IlcCrea, the 
follov;ing resolution vjas adopted s 

79-0094 M Extending the term of the Space Use Agreement 
i\rith the r:ailv;ay and Locomotive Historical 
Society for a 2-year period ending February 
1, 1931; and authorizing the General i anager 
of Public Utilities to execute said Agreement. 

Vote-; 7^yc3--Pilcher , Ic'^rea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by ncCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

I 

i'9'0095 M Approving the settlenont of that certain case 

entitled "CITY AliD COUIITY OF SAil FRA'^CISCO vs. 
GOODYBAR TIRi: AiJD RU33ER COIIPA'TY Gt al," Civil 
Action Ilo. 20637- 4 ('J.n, J^O) (Antitrust for 
approximately ? 51, 000. 

Vote:; Ayes-rilcher, JlcCrea, Flynn, Ilenning 



79-57 



Oil raotion of licCraa, seconded by Flynn, the 
f ollowinn resolution was adopted ; 

79-009G GO Approving 1379-1930 Supploiiental Budget 
requests for Public Utilities Commission 
elements . 

Vote: AyesHPilcher, McCrea, Flynn j, Ilenning 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by llonning, the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0097 li Approving supplemental appropriation in the 
aKiount of $47 9,83 9 to transfer funds to meet 
operational needs for the balance of the fis- 
cal year. 

Vote; Z^yes-Pilcher, ncCrea, Flynn, Ilenning 



Copies of the abova resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



79-50 



REPORT OF THE GEMEI^^L IIP^IACLR- John il. Christer.sen, Jr. 
Tree J'.eitioval on 'Watershed 

Eugene J. Kelleher, General .'lanager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco 'later Department, state:l that arrangements are being rnade 
through the Purchaser of Supplies to sell 50 San Mateo County 
watershed trees which are mrested v^ith bar]- beetles. The Depart- 
ment will receive about $2,000 for the trees v/hich must be re- 
moved to prevent infestation of other trees vrhen the beetles take 
flight in early I' '.ay. 

Cable Car System 

Curtis E. Green, General I\anager, Municipal P-ailway, said the 
firm of Cliin and Hensolt, in developing a long range plan for 
rehabilitation of the cable car system, reported on February 
22, 1979, that the two items needing the most urgent attention 
are depression beajiis and pull curves, i:uni has set up a program 
to check each depression bear^ ■ nd to rerail the seven most 
critical pull curves. This v/r.ll involve the use of some capital 
funds to do some of the work no^7. 

Commissioner Peter I'cCrea said he noticed that Joseph L. Pelayo, 
Ways and Structures Engineer, is the key figure and askad if he 
isn't responsible for so much work being behind schedule in the 
LRV program. 

lir. Green explained that 11 employees v/ere laid off in December 
under the Title II Program, but that these positions are about 
to be reinstated and Ilr, Pelayo has been provided vrith some 
assistance. 

Commissioner H. Jelton Flynn asked if this work is an extension 
of the contract with Chin and Hensolt, and '(r. Green replied 
that the \jork is ioeing done within the existing contract. 

Public rieeting on J~Line Extension 

lir. Green reported that more than 000 announcements T/ero sent 
out and 110 people attended the meeting on February 24, 1979, 
including Supervisors Don Horanzy and Lee S. Oolson. "Only 
4 or 5" supported the proposed J~Line extension. The majority 
of the people in attendance have concerns that the proposea 
extension will delotoriously affect them. 

Cost i^jialysis of Forest Hill Station 

rir. Green referred to a cost-benefit report supplied to the 

Co: idsjion .lated Fo' rur.ry 7, 197- , -;liic]. i: • c..;.n a 7)art of these 

r.iinutoJ . 

Conimiasioner IlcCrea asked the source of funding, and I!r, Rino 
3ei, Program lianager, Transit Improvement Program, replied that 
funding is a combination of U-fTA and FAU funds. 

Commissioner UcCrea asked about the $2 million v/hich v/as identified 
as the cost of the eastern entrance. 

Iir. Bei replied that this amount i/ill come from the FMJ money 
on the basis of the benefits to streets transit operation. He 
said the funds used by the Department of Public "cries to 
enhance the Iiuni operations are included in the total project 
cost. 

Commissioner ficCrea inquired if there are other uses for FAU 
funds, such as the Umbarcadero rail line. 

Iir, Dei stated that the Emharcadero rail line 'way down the road" 
is not yet included in the FAU program. He said it is listed 
as a project eligible for Proposition 5 money. 

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Commissioner iicCrea askaJ if there v/ould be sny reason to defer 
the EnO^arcadero developraent if tha noney vare available now. 

Dr. Joiin :;. Christenoen replied that funding for the roadway 
(transit exclusive lanes for use by transit vehicles) has not 
been settled yet. 

Commissioner iicCroa requested a listing of other FAU projects, 
and whether this is the highest use for FAU money. 

ilr. Bei commented that funding for the project from Broadway 
to Bay Street is in the FAU program. 

Commissioner ilcCrea said he v/ould like to see the FAU program 
"laid out'' for the next 4 or 5 years « 

CoiTunissioner John P. Henning, Jr., requested that this be done 
in the form of a calendar item. 

Contract Betv/een iluni and Canon Kip 

President Pilcher commented that a copy of a contract betv/een 
Iluni and Canon Kip was forv/arded to the Commission,- but that 
Exhibit A v/as missing. She asked about the number of passengers 
and details of service. 

fir. Green replied that the contract '/as for^jarded in order to 
inform the Commission that a contract has been put together by 
the City Attorney. He said a r;?.eting is scheduled in his office 
March 2, 1979, at v^7hich time a plan for the operation of the 
contract v/ill be developed, and he will come bad; to the Commission 
v/ith that plan. 

President Pilcher stated that she has heard concerns from the 
community, and substantiation is needed from Canon :cip in terms 
of its responsibility, 

inTRODUCTIOI>I _0F llE' l BU3IjISS3 BY COJfllSSIOI^ERS 

Il^ointnicJit' ,f ".rcriurd 'Ikl-.r -: Jxtin- General "r'-naqer of Public 

Utilities tliru llzy 31, 137 0, .-.nd thereafter r,s General flanager of 
I-ublic Utilitios 

President Pilcher referred to the announcement by the Commission 
last \7eek of its unanimous appointm.ent of Richard Sklar to 
replace John B, 'Tents who resigned as General ianager of Public 
Utilities on February IC, 1979. President Pilcher read the 
resolution appointing iir. Slclar and congratulated him. 

llr. Sklar thanked the Commission for its confidence in him, and 
expressed his commitment to the Commission to deliver the best 
job possible to the people of San Francisco. JIo said he looks 
forv/ard to \;orking cooperatively vrith tne Commission and staff. 

Commissioner H. 'Jelton Flynn asked what a "Staff Assistant }'III" 
is, and President Pilcher explained that it is a v/ay to transfer 
funds to a temporary position so that iir. Sklar v;ill not be 
working free. 

nr. Sklar explained that he \7ill be paid less than as General 
Manager but it is the only way the Controller can put him to 
work now. 

Death of Iwo Uater Department Employees 

President Pilcher stated tliat two 'Tater Department employees, 
Pactrick J. llealy and Eduardo "^ . Bura \'ore shot and lilled on 
February 16, and the Commission is greatly concerne!? about their 
fa'iilies. Although a cominunication v;ill be sent to their widows. 
President Pilcher said she '-'anted to express tlie Commission's 
sympathy publicly. 

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* it it is if Vi * A 

I-ls . iJaoni Gray of the Black Leadership Foruri said she vould like 
to applaud r.ayor Feins tein for her wisJoivi in reappointing 
Conuaissioner II. '..'olton Flynn. She said thj Jlach Leadership Foram 
is witnessing an erosion of the gains that have been rpade, and 
vrill be v/atching as the nev/ leadership begins to see how Black 
and other minorities v.'ill fare. ?s a business '-.'onan she stated 
she has not had rp.any opportunities to obtain contracts v/ith the 
City, 

President rilchor cor^mented that the Coinnission shares lis. Gray's 
concern. She sail she knov/s I.r. Gi.lar's door vill be open, and 
that the Conuaission discussed the subject with ix. Sklar and is 
satisfieu on t^iis 'uatter. 

lis. Idaree Testbrool. of the Elac]-. Leadership Foruri also congratu- 
lated liiiyor Feins tein for her reappointment of Corinissioner Flynn, 
and stated tl^at the Porura does feel Copnissioner Flynn represents 
the Dlack coranunity. Ghe congratulated I'x . Cklar, and said the 
ForaM v/ill be closely nonitoring his programs. 

Vx . 'lallace E. Gtoj:es, m. President of the Jlacl. Leadership 
Foruni, stated that all of tlie operating departments of the Publix: 
Utilities Cororaission have exhibited a nost exe.iplary record of 
rainority business participation and r;any r.tenbers of the Blacli 
coiranunity have worked tlicir i/ay up through- the ranks. 'le said 
an erosion of affimative c?,ction gains nade during the 50 's and 
60 's seems to be sweeping the country. The BlacJ: Leadership 
Forum, he said, is not going to stand by and a 1 loir those gains 
to be eroded. lie noted that Proposition 13 vill have its toll, 
ile said the Forun inten<ls to v/or)- with Tr. 1];lar and appreciates 
his cooperation. 

President. Pilcher thanj.ed the speakers. 

ft********* 

Resolution Jo, 7 9-G0G9--PL'i)LIC ni;ARII]G'--Approving revision of 
schedules of rates and ciiarges to be charged for \jater service 
in San Francisco and suburban areas. (Continued from raeeting of 
February 13, 1979) . 

ilr. J.B. Kiiiizig, President of the Ilesidential hotel Ov.'ners 
Association oi San Francisco, stated his organization's support 
for a straight 14 percent in rates. 

Commissioner Peter P'cCrea noted that ir. Kunzig ' s testimony 
at the last hearing ivas that he did not feel that it v/as fair 
for residential hotel owners who iiave large nuru^ers of elderly 
tenants to bear a large increase in rates. lie assune-l that ''■^ 
Kunzig is aWare that the "Comraiosion now has before it a universal 
lifeline rate which V70uld pass on jjenefits to all apartmenc 
house dvrellers but would exclude resiaencial hotels, as it would 
be impossible to measure occupancy, 

rir. Kunzig stated there is a larger nunber of poor people in 
residential hotels than anyvrhere else in the City, and the PTC 
can not expect small hotel owners to pay a great deal more. 

Mr. '/alter o": onnell spoke for Mrs. Rene Younger, representing 
South Park residents-. He said people in hotels and flats will' 
have to pay raore to cover lifeline rates, and there ''ould be a 
loss to taxpayers on the lifeline rate. He objected to "ra- 
tioning penalties and flov; schedules 42 and 43. 



79-61 



iis. Vinoca jojez 3 cate^ oL^ i-3 a retire i per3<jiii anJ a iic^.ie c^.rner. 
Giie ajkeJ tuat lifeliiic races L'3 e;3uabli3lia j on a rjGr'.ianent basis, 
ciiij. tiiat tiie o-uiiit lifeline r^ce be iiicreci:3ej: to ':■ units, Cab 
33.2. J. ii.i^ aa" a tju-iai-t ^mo is not liOi -a all tl\a tiiiie, aud slia :i3.3 
not \/c.t^r(jU iier yard ^OJ^ ■'^^-- paot t'.fo yscir-s except '.ritli dish 
v;ater, Lveu 20, ijha U3oJl l; uait:: last ■\ontli, 

^r, :-rav;ar.i J, ■ .e-uror , roprc^'sntiiig tha i^an Francisco r:bn.oter of 
the Citizen '3 Action League , atatad th:--.t ollerly -paO'^ila an;;, others 
iiave nad tii3ir total jjill incraasjod tra~i.endounly in the la^t 5 
yoo.rs. 'Jhcire hove b^an oe^er ^arvica ciiargos, plu?. incrsasas in 
ratrs. Increa-jin^ ths unit:^; for lifelixie rates :^rov C to 3 T-roulcI 
iiolp.. iia sai..!, and lifeline rates should bo incoroorr.ted in .'ater 
Ovipartiient tariffs 30 that x^iien xratar rate- haarin<7-:; ^tq beiyig 
held tha iiapact on lifeline raters can b-s •\i3ca'i"c ■ . 

i:So .'atricia I urray of 145 'Janta blara '"'vanuo f^^-id 3;ie ia a 
private r&sidantial o\/nar. 3ha said tiiera har^ boon a '3hoc]:ing 
increase in iiar ■rater billr;. La^t r~.onth she rec^^ive.i a bill for 
:?'z3'/ ani today rjaa ricsivau a bill for ;;il3. 

Pracjiaaiit Pilcnar rafarraa bi: . birray to .r. d.2llohar, 

Coi;'jdLj;aioiier bcCraa statcu that 'r. b.ellaherbs analy5>ia only 
confirr-.a his feeling e-.t tae la-jt iisarinr; that b:.^riafita of tiie 
lifelina race ara si.^all and tl^ara ic 30?:ii question aa to •i'hatnar 
thay w'ouli :^a passad on to t^ixaati „ The a-'.nunt of increaoas 
nacessary to offset lifelina rata:- that niu;:5c h-2 passa.! on to 
co: : larcial and industrial usarn vould ]j3 vary large, ^ie stated 
mxq .jOO» not tiiiiii: that equity vould ba 'served by adopting life- 
line rat03o 

■joiiniissioner ..cbrea iaoved adoption of a flat rate increase of 
I'i percent, dora.'dssioner henning seconded tne potion., -/hich T.jas 
unaniiiou:'i;lv .oajsai Ivv the Co-UAisriion. 



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_.a3olution 10, 7i~j07j- Pb3LIC dZA:Ai:TC-"-Voproving granting an 
exception to tiie existing rates and fares charged by tb.e '3an Pran- 
cisoc bunicipal .'.ail' ray to alio:.'' tha :3oy Scoutii of '^-'.arica to 
travel fraa of cliarge aboard tb.a i uni systam for a one-day ' 
uor..on3cration -irojact on a lato to be ^elacte.''. , 

Presi-iant I-ilCiier ajj.ad if t.^are /ore any objactionc to selecting 
a date in t.ie futare^ an.l C'oi-xr.'iijsioner i.cCraa a3i>.ac'. if there ha.-^ 
been any aivarse co:.r,vunication3 , 

i.r, ..vrecii atacod thare iiad i.:jan a letter to the OLiitcr in tha 
Prograss ne'.7:jpapcjr in opposition to grcinting a free fare to the 
boy .3oouts for a one- Jay b.j nonstratioji project, 

i're^idaut i-ilc^ier said alia received a call rac_uesting that Cirl 
Jcouts be; included o 

r. Creen ex-;>lainad that a si. :ilar dei.ionstration project 'ras 
held jn daicago to ueronstrate that public transit can provi-le 
convenient ana effective tran:::;portation. he sai.L i?":.- and ?>£ 
dransit \.'ill parcicipate in this demonstration project, and it 
is expected t.iat fron 200 to 300 hoy Scouts /.'ill participate. 
'die trips \7ill be tir.ied. he said 20'J to 300 personal riding ti;ice 
a day for one day does not involve a largo aT-.ount of nonsy. 

Presidc:nt Pilcb.er as]. ad for ,'3ublic co>.riant3; and tnere vere none. 



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Resolution rlo. 7 9-0077 — Authorizing Hetch Iletchy "fater & Power to 
issue a contract order to PG&H, in the amount of $36,333, to 
install new City furnished cables in unused space in its duct lines 
on 19th Street, subject to uriTA approval. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that this item be taken out of the 
consent calendar for a separate vote, explaining that he spoke 
to the City Attorney because of a conflict of interest. He asked 
to be excused from voting on the item. 

Commissioner IlcCrea moved that Commissioner Flynn be excused from 
voting, and Commissioner llenning seconded the motion, which was 
unanimously passed. 

On motion of Commissioner I'cCrea, seconded by Commissioner Henning, 
Resolution IJo. 79-0077 v/as adopted. 

************* 

On motion of Commissioner IlcCrea, seconded by Commissioner Henning 
the consent calendar was unanimously adopted. 

Resolution ITo. 79-0037 — Authorizing the General ^lanager and Chief 
Engineer of the San Francisco V^ater Department to negotiate and 
formulate a long tern lease of certain Crystal Springs watershed 
lands with Filoli Center, a non-profit corporation, at nominal 
rental and along the guidelines set forth loy the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

Commissioner xlcCrea asked Tr. Kelleher why Filoli has taken a 
'=18 degree turn'' from the original plan of a land trade. 

Ilr. lladley Osborn, Executive Director, Filoli, stated that the 
trade in land appeared to be a long process. 

iir. Kelleher stated that Filoli vjas not satisfied v/ith the 
Department's appraisal of the value of the pieces of property, 
later Department staff would have approved the first plan, but 
could not come to an agreement with Filoli, and felt that a 
long term lease would have the same result. 

Commissioner licCrea commented that he did not see anything in 
the agreement to prevent public access. 

Ilr. Kelleher explained that this x/ill be in the lease, and that 

the property is not to be used for activity of the Center. 

Short of that, staff vjould have insisted upon an exchange of land. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that a letter has been received from 
Jean Lane of the Filoli Board of Directors, stating they will 
continue to maintain an effective, safe sanitary system. 

Resolution Ho. 79-0039 — Declaring surplus that certain 5.3 acres 
of City-owned land being a portion of the Millbrae Reservoir 
lot. Parcel 28 according to ':'ater Department records, and reques- 
ting the Director of Property to prepare the necessary legisla- 
tion for the enactment by the Board of Supervisors to consummate 
the execution of a sale. 

President Pilcher referred to a letter from the llillbrae Council, 
and asked if staff is negotiating with the.-n. 

i r. Kelleher replied that Millbrae is interested in developing 
a senior center, and would have to obtain the land at market 
value. One-half of it v/ould go out to open bid, and Jallace 
Uortman, Director of Property v/ould handle it. 

Commissioner TicCrea asked why the entire property v/ould not go 
out to public bid. 

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hir . Kelleher replied that a roadway separates the property. He 
said Idllbrae could get a market value for the portion they 
require. 

President Pilcher asked Ilr. Jortman about his general plan, adding 
that she presumes he is going to obtain the highest and best dollar 
amount . 

Ilr. ^Tortman stated that he would not go to public auction, but 
would make a staff appraisal, and v;ould require Flillbrae to 
make an independent appraisal. The Peal Estate Department would 
then come back to the Commission and be prepared to shov/ that the 
agreed upon price is the fair market value. 

Commissioner icCrea asked about the adjoining property, and ?Ir. 
'Jortman replied that it is surplus. If no governmental agency 
desires to buy it, it must go out to public bid. 

Comraissioner IlcCrea asked if the property should not be put out 
to bid first. 

ilr. Jortman stated that if time permits that would be the "proof 
of the pudding' . 

Ilr. Kelleher stated the property presently is zoned R-1. riillbrae 
could rezone on the other parcel, and it would be more valuable. 
There is very little use of the other property for single family 
residences. 

lir. ITortman added that if the two pieces of property are not 
comparable, a public auction v/ould not be a good guide. 

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Resolution no. 7 9-0090 — Declaring surplus that certain 0.4 acres 
of City-owned land being a portion of the Peninsula vraterhsed lands, 
Parcel 31, according to "^Tater Department records, and authorizing 
the Director of Property to prepare the necessary legislation for 
the enactment by the Board of Supervisors to consummate the execu- 
tion of sale. 

Commissioner i'cCrea asked why the adjoining property ov/ner v;ishes 
to buy this property. 

lir. Kelleher replied that he owns the adjoining lot v;hich has no 
access to Skyline Joulevard. The parcel the City owns is not 
developable. The later Department v/ill receive $35, jGO based on 
the value of his property. 

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Resolution Jo. 79-0092 — Commending 'Salter 3. Barnes for his 
participation in the San Francisco School Volunteers' community 
resource program for school students, 

Eugene 'Jomack, Director of Personnel and Training, commended Jluni 
operator, 'Jalter B. Barnes for his work in the School Volunteers' 
program since 1974. He said the objective of the program is to 
effect connunication with students in the community. 

President Pilcher congratulated r;r. Barnes, and added that his 
record is delightful. 

I'ir. Barnes thanked President Pilcher. 

Ilr. Green stated that I'r. Barnes has been almost a one-man am- 
bassador of good will, and that a difference is noticed in the 
manner and deportment of young people. He commended and congratu- 

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lated rir. 3arnes. 

John T. Squire, President, T^TU Local 250-A, coironented that Ilr. 
liarnes v;as one of the operators who sold tlie idea of this 
prograra to management and the union. He stated that Jlro Darnes 
has done a recruiting job among his peers and is a credit to the 
union, the Municipal Railway and the City. 

********** 

Resolution IJo. 7 9-0093 — Approving an agreement with Crown Coach 
Corporation of Los Angeles, California, to provide the City 
with an IRRRUS iirticulated Coach for a period of not less than 
30-days for testing, and authorizing the General r^anager of the 
Ilunicipal Railway to execute said agreement. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner !!cCrea, I'r. Green 
stated that the coach v/ill be used in revenue service. 

President Pilcher added that the Crown Coach Corporation will 
cover expenses . 

********** 

Resolution ITo. 7 9-0094 — -Extending the term of the 5pace Use 
Agreement with the nailvjay and Loccitotive Historical Society for 
a 2-year period ending February 1, 1931; and authorizing the 
General ilanager of Public Utilities to execute said Agreement. 

President Pilcher asked if this Space Use Agreement has ever been 
put out to bid, 

James H, Leonard, Director of Public Service, explained that he 
and Ilr. Green iirorked on this rr.atter five years ago and the 
Commission at that time issued a call for bids but received no 
responses. liather than lose the opportunity, they approached 
the Pacific Coast Chapter of the r.aili\7ay and Locomotive Histori- 
cal Society, and were authorized by the Conmission to negotiate 
a space use agreement which has gone very well ever since. 

lir. Green added that a remodeling of the Cable Car Barn will be 
in progress during much of the time. 

********* 

ITEII l^IO. 21 — Endorsing the General "lanager of ilunicipal Railway's 
proposal to disallow the installation of exterior advertising 
panels on the new Light Rail Vehicles. 

President Pilcher stated that after readina the material from 
the ilunicipal P.ailxvay and from the advertisinj firm she is con- 
cerned about adopting a policy in i/hich funi vrill be losing 
$100,000 in revenue per year. 

Paul Jo Phillips, General Ilanager, letro Transit Advertsing, 
stated that his company has contracted v.'ith the Municipal Railv;ay 
for 15 years, and has enjoyed an excellent relationship with the 
staff of iiuni and the PUC. The present contract runs through 
June, 19C1, and it v/as the firm's understanding that advertising 
privileges were extended to all vehicles in service and on new 
vehicles as acquired. He stated that his firm's minimum 
guarantee to iluni is $400,000 per year, which they have always 
met and in most instances exceeded. Last year riuni received in 
excess of $500,000. Kr. Phillips stated that the new LRVs, 
equipped v/ith 4 queen sized posters and 8 interior cards, v;ould 
earn Iluni $92,000 per year, and would offset iluni's loss due to 
the retirement of the PCC cars. Although the LRVs will be 
traveling under Ilarket Street, the advertising will continue to 
be visible in the subway stations and to pedestrians an.l motorists 
above ground. The newness and attractiveness of the LRVs has 
generated interest with companies such as Coca Cola, Mexican 
Airlines, KFOG radio, etc. He commented that all sources of 
revenue are important to offset the cost to taxpayers of San 
Francisco. 

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tir. Phillips noted that a 20 percent loss of revenue to his 

company v/ould have an adverse effect on its operations, and it 

would be necessary to request a contract adjustnent in guarantees 
to i luni . 

3y raeans of charts llr . Phillips showed the spaces involved for 
advertising on the LRVs . He demonstrated that by using available 
exterior and interior space Eiuni would be able to have a potential 
annual revenue of approximately $116,000. 

President Pilcher commented that lir. Phillips stated that PVC 
application does not damage the cars, 

?!r. Phillips stated that by using a steam heating arrangement the 
adhesive v;ill be released v/ithout damage to the paint. He 
said his firm has agreed to make good any damage to paint v/hich 
might take place. PVC is used in a number of other cities, he 
said, and a survey by Iluni indicated that other transit companies 
have had no problems v;ith this material. 

President Pilcher asked rir. Green what would happen if the 
Commission did not endorse the proposal — would iietro Transit 
begin placing ads? 

rir. Green stated that a policy decision is needed. He said he 
is firmly opposed to exterior advertsing on the LRVs, and 
that additional revenues will be derived from subway advertising. 
He commented that Muni has a beautiful car, and exterior adver- 
tising vjould not be in good taste. 

President Pilcher asked for public comments. She stated she is 
concerned that there has not been any public input, and that she 
vjould not like to be responsible for throv/ing $100,000 away. 

Commissioner IlcCrea noted that one of the few virtues of the 
LRVs is their attractiveness, which would be obliterated by 
exterior advertising. He said he v/ould like to vote against 
exterior advertising with the understanding that in the future 
the contract could be amended if it appeared in the public interest 
to do so. 

President Pilcher stated that Metro Transit does have a contract 
to place advertising on all new vehicles. 

Ilr, iiC!iorris 11. Dov;, Utilities General Counsel, said he would 
like an opportunity to study the contract. 

On motion of Comraissioner licCrea, seconded by Commissioner 
Flynn, the Commission voted unanimously to put this item over 
for one month and to calendar it as a public hearing. 

THEREUPOil THE ilEETIllG ADJOURITED: 3; 30 P. I!. 



ROIIAIJE A. SrHTH 
SECRETARY 



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h 

3 



~^ MINUTES 

t:r PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY mU COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

I lay or 

i\oom 202, City Hall 

2;C5 P.n. 
^ I. arch 13, 197S 

COIIIIISSIQNEnS 

Claire C. Filcher, President 
Peter i cCrea, Vice President 
H. Tel ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John ri. Sanger 



APR 6 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
8.F. PU3UC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
iiuuicipal Railway 
lletch Hetchy Project 
VJater Department 



BUPvSAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel &. Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



rd chard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 



?xOmaine A. Snith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order. 2-05 P. 11. 

Present; President Claire C, Pilcher, Vice President Peter ticCrea, 
Comraissioners H. Helton Flynn, Joiin F. Ilenning, Jr., John 
li. Sanger 

Tlie minutes of the regular meeting of February 27, 1979, v/are 
approved . 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 



CSOLUTIOIJ 
ilO, 



On motion of licCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follov7ing resolution v;as adopted? 

79-0099 HH Requesting the Controller to approve a trans- 
fer of funds in tue amount of $161,591.62 for 
the purchase of an emergency transformer for 
use at Holm and Kirkvjood Powerhouses. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, ilcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of i-cCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follov.'ing resolution v/as adopted a 

7S--0100 17 Av/arding :7D Contract ITo, 1763-Excavation 

and r.epaving for Jater Service Trenches- to 
Bepco Inc., Oakland, California in the amount 
of $77,610. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, licCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted 5 

7 9-0101 :i Av/arding I7D Contract llo. 1714-Installation 

of 6-Inch Ductile Iron Ilain in llullen Avenue 
between ^rewster and Rutledge Streets- to 
Dalton Construction Company, South San Fran- 
cisco, California in the net amount of $17,4G5, 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, llcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Henning, the . 
following resolution v^as adopted: 

7 9-0102 17 Awarding ^y Contract ITo. 1755-r.eplacement of 
Log Boom at San Andreas \eservoir in San 
r.ateo County to- 3owen Construction, Inc., 
Danville, California in the amount of $43,435. 

Vote: Ayes- Pilcher, IcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of HcCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution '-/as adopted: 

7 9-0103 -J Accepting as satisfactorily completed v;ork 
under /D Contract ilo. 1734-Air Conditioning 
System lodification at 425 Ilason Street^ and 
authorizing final payment of $2,o33.3G to 
Fribuss Zngineering, Inc., Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, licCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

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On motion of ricCrea, seconded by Ilenning, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0104 IJ Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 

under "ID Contract .To. 1722-?vehabilitation of 
Dumbarton Pipeline Driclge and Pipes; appro- 
ving clabit modification of $11,4 21.99? and 
authorizing final payment of $62,754,95 to 
D.^7. Nicholson Corporation, Contractor. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, ricCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of ilcCrea, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0105 1 Approving collection of "7ater Department 

claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors, amount $4,573.56, month of February, 
1979, 



Vote ; 



Ayes-Pilcher I 
Sanger 



HcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 



On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

79-0106 U Approving Contract Change Agreement Ho. 23 

in the debit amount of $31,773, to provide 
for suitable maintenance facilities, under 
3FIi?ac Contract !To, Il~-609- iuni i'etro r.ail 
Center, and requesting the SFllI^lC to approve 
and execute Contract Change Agreement iTo. 20. 



Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, 
Sanger 



icCrea, Flynn, Henning, 



On motion of UcCrea, seconded by Henning, 
the follov;ing resolution vjas adopted; 

79-0093 M Requesting the Controller to draw vrarrants 
in settlement of claiius against the Ilunici- 
pal l.ailv^ay, total amount $54,500, 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, 
the follovring resolution was adopted; 

79-0107 M Setting Tuesday, March 27, 1979, at 2; 00 
P. II. for public h.earing to consider two 
(2) programs for which financial assistance 
is being sougiit from UIITA, pursuant to the 
Urban ilass Transportation Assistance Act 
of 1964, as amended, v/hich programs v/ould 
consist of amendments to the previously 
approved Transit Iruorovement Program (TIP) 
and System Improvement Program (SIP) of 
the Municipal r<ailv;ay. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by ucCrea, 
the following resolution v/as adopted: 

79-OlOD M Endorsing changing the name of the JIunicipal 
railway's platform employee honor av/ard 
program to the "Muni Driver of the llonth"; 



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and authorizing that all av;ards, certificates, 
publicity, media releases and uniform insig- 
nia connected with this program be changed to 
"Iluni Driver of the Uonth" . 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, licCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0109 li Authorizing discontinuance of service on 

Line 92-Balboa Park Shuttle, and substitu- 
ting Line K- LRV Shuttle until extension 
of K-Line to Iluni iletro Center? and recommen- 
ding to the Board of Supervisors that the 
Board not disapprove the Line abandonment 
involved. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, r.cCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Ilenning, 
the following resolution v/as adopted- 

7 9-0110 II Authorizing the ilunicipal Railway to re- 
route the eastbound Line 2 trips from 42nd 
Avenue and Geary via Geary, 33rd, and 
regular route, from approximately 7-00 P.M. 
to 2:00 a.m. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, iicCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GEIIEKAL riAITAGrR- Richard Sklar 

fir. Sklar reported on his observations after 12 days on the job, 
not describing the thincs that are right, but the things that give 
him concern. He said he would not at this tirie give solutions, 
answers or a plan to deal with niajor problems. First, he is 
concentrating on the iluni side of operations. I'e said he does not 
claim there are no problems with the "ater Department and Hetch 
lletchy, but ?':uni is the area of most concern. 

The public perception of liuni Is not far from the realities. It 
is an organization v/ith extensive roots v;ith a long-standing 
reputation and place in the coraiaunity. The current perception is 
tliat not everything is being done to make the system v\rorl^ as well 
as it ought to. lir. Sklar said it is a system that has in it, from 
top laanagement to the bottom » a lot of very dedicated and energetic 
people, working in many cases under severe strain regarding work 
loads for individuals, as well as bureaucratic or regulatory 
mechanie^^s that are out-Jated. It all adds up to a system that 
does not deliver v;hat it should. 

Tv70 or three areas give the m.ost concern; 

First, Muni has a theoretical goal of putting 740 runs out every 
morning. Those are runs that are scheduled and mandated by the 
Board of Supervisors, vrho iiave the final say as to vrhether luni 
can abandon a run or not. In actuality Iluni makes beti/een 690 
and 720 runs every morning, 720 being the exception rather than 
the rule. The principle reason I'uni does not make 74 runs every 
morning is that it does not h.ave the vehicles ready to go out. 
Physically, 20 to 30 percent of : uni's fleet is laid up every 
day for re \ir... UTDC maintains that a good operation will have 
90 percent of its vehicles available to go out every day. If 
Muni had 90 percent of the vehicles available every day, the other 
half of the problem \;ould still give some concern. He said a 20 
to 30 percent vehicle down situation can not be tolerated. Cor- 
recting f.uni's ability to get vehicles on the street is paramount. 
There is a plan laid out by UTDC, and there are capable people 
v/ithin the organization. I-Jot;, he said, is the time to implement 
the plan. 

On the operational side, there are problems of a different nature, 
Mr. Sklar noted. To some extent there is an operator shortage, but 
in many cases it is a theoretical rather than a real shortage, as 
the number of operators available each morning seems to outnumber 
the number of vehicles. In ad.lition, there are a number of 
operators who are not acting as operators, but performing other 
duties. If more vehicles were available, these operators could be 
"freed up". 

There is a major problem in that t'uni does not effectively control 
the vehicles on the street. It is embarrassing to vratch 5 
coaches roll by a restaurant nose- to-tail, while one is having 
lunch and know full well that the 2-1/2 -minute headway tiiey are 
supposed to be keeping v/ill have to be 12, 15 or IS minutes at 
the front or the back end of the line. There is lack of communi- 
cation, control, coordination and t3amwork among the drivers, the 
inspector who is their nominal supervisor, and i'uni. 

A series of ancillary support services are necessary to make an 
operation go — personnel, accounting, budgeting, computer services, 
and in many cases the informational system, lir. Sklar stated 
tiiat his general view is that these services are of no better 
quality than operations and maintenance. He said he would rate 
operational performance 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 10 and the main- 
tenance performance as 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. 



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I'uni has a committed, dedicated, energetic General .'ianager, Hr. 
Sklar said. He conirnented that he is certain that in partnership 
with hirn he v^ill be able to effect the needed changes, but this 
is not going to "happen over night". 

I'r. Sklar stated there is one other area he has separated that 
must be dealt with, which is the Muni i'etro system. For some 
time it has been expected that the LP.Vs would be placed in opera- 
tion this year. The best guesses as to vjhen that service can 
be put into operation are from an optimistic hope on the part of 
some people of 7 to i, months, and fear of up to 15 months on the 
part of others. 

A vast number of things are wrong, or yet to be done in the "v/hole 
LRV world''. The car, although it is replete with problems, all 
of which have not as yet been identified, is a problem, but there 
are many others that are not in the vehicle world — the signal 
system, system safety, fare collection, operator training, parts 
supply, and maintenance. lir. Sklar said he v/ould be reluctant to 
recommend entering revenue service v;ith the vehicle until staff 
is certain it will i7orK every day, that the rider can count on it, 
and that service is better than no^' provided with existing street- 
cars. Streetcar service provides about one-half of the missed 
runs every day, although it only provides 14 percent of the 
scheduled runs. To natch up LI^V service v/ith PCC service would 
do no good. Iluni can not get into a situation v/here it sv/itches 
to the LRVs and has breakdowns, cars do\m, or the fare collection 
system does not work. So much of the 5-year plan denends upon 
the system working Tjell. 

i'lr, Sklar said he will come bach in the next meeting or the 
meeting after that with a program tas]: oriented, scheduled, 
responsibility oriented and budgeted to determine what he thinks 
can be accomplished with the LRVs. In the meantime, he said, he 
has given instructions that the PCCs must be kept operable. The 
operator and passenger must knov; that the cars will make the end 
of their runs? instead of having 25 of them in the shop every day, 
only 7 or ii of the 104 will be in the shop every day. fir. Sklar 
stated that he is absolutely convinced that the system can be made 
to work. It is not a "Venus probe", it is simply a surface and 
underground transportation system using proven technology. He 
said he is convinced staff can come back with a plan to solve 
each of the problems. It can work, but v.'ill not happen over night. 
He stated he has not even started to talk about budgetary questions. 
Staff is meeting with the I'ayor's Office and '-'orking with budget 
people to come up \/ith a plan that will accomplish what can be 
accomplished next year. 

Mr. Sklar commented on the significance of having far fewer staff 
members present at the meeting today than normally appear. He 
said that will continue to be the case. Each of the General 
Ilanagers along vrith the deputy General 'Manager of PUC vfill 
attend. Other individuals v/ill come only if there is something 
on the agenda where their input might be needed. Further 
reductions X'jill be based upon the wishes of the Commission. Hoi;- 
ever, sometimes the Commission may ask a question that a particular 
General lianager or Deputy General I'anager can not answer. The 
answer v/ill be obtained, but may not be forthcoming directly at 
the meeting. 

President Pilcher stated that this is the v/ish of the Commission. 

Comraissioner Flynn noted the conditions and said he has a very 
serious question about the contract with the General Tire Company. 

President Pilcher thanked lir. Glilar for a concise and honest and 
forthright statement. 

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President Pilcher commented that it has been the practice to 
have the General ilanagers give their reports at this time. 

rir. Sklar said he felt the calendar should Le dealt v;ith. He 
said the General Uanagers should only bring up matters of "trouble 
and greatest import", and not routine natters, 

IIlTRODUCTIOiJ OF im'J BUSIITESS BY COITIISSIOISIERS 

Commissioner H. ;ielton Flynn stated that there has been some 
concern by the public about the plan for Forest Hill Station, 
adopted by the Comraission, He said he novr has some real concern 
because so many people are complaining about the plan V7hich 
was adopted . 

He said it seem.s the Commission will have been "a little hypocri- 
tical" in this action, unless the matter is again discussed. He 
recalled that the Commission saw fit to have public input as to 
what type of uniform the drivers should v/ear after the drivers 
decided what they wanted to v/ear. He said he sees the station 
matter as a major issue, and is certain other Commissioners have 
received correspondence about it. 

Commissioner Flynn said he has never been in the station, but if 
the Comrnission is going to continue the practice of listening 
to the public, he would specifically request that the staff re- 
publicize and re-hear this matter v;itliin a month's time. 
Commissioner Flynn moved that tne matter be re-heard at the second 
meeting in April. Commissioner John ?. Henning, seconded the 
motion. 

Commissioner John li. Sanger stated he is opposed to re-hearing 
the matter, as there has been .a full public discussion over a 
period of time commencing last June. Tany meetings have been 
held which included public testimony. 

President Pilcher commented that at the time she voted for 
preservation of the station she did so with the understanding 
that it would be the full package. The Commission, she said has 
had before it for the last 3 meetings a discussion of whether 
there was going to be a second entrance. She said her feeling 
is that unless there is comiaitment to the entire package, which 
will make the station usable and desirable she is not comroitted 
to the preservation of the station. She said she is in agreement 
with preservation, if the Copniaission is in agreement that funds 
will not be "pulled out" v;hich v/ere previously committed. 

Commissioner Sanger said it is his understanding the Commission 
passed the resolution to forv/ard to UJ'TA. 

Commissioner Peter IicCrea said this was so, but that he asked 
that a cost estimate be made. 

President Pilcher said she vrould like to ta];e item 16 out of 
order and discuss it and have the matter settled once and for 
all and defer discussion on the raotion. 

President Pilcher said she would liJce to know if funds are going 
to be "pulled out" of this project. She said there vras some 
question as to whether the second entrance had been decided upon. 

Dr. John iu Christensen, Jr., Deputy General lianager for Finance, 
stated that the calendar item before the Commission today is 
designation of ilarch 27th as the date to hear public testimony 
on tv;o grant amendments. Funds for Forest Hill Station are 
included in one of the grant amendments. 



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Commissioner Pilcher asked: Is it possible if this is properly 
publicized and that is a public hearing that the public would be 
free to cormaent at that time? I think we only received 3 letters, 
and if those 3 letters were responded to letting them know what 
the procedure is, would that be sufficient? 

Commissioner Flynn said he v^anted a "full blown" hearing on this 
station. There is the option to vote it up or down when it is 
put on the table, he said. 

ConuTnissioner Henning asked Dr. Christensen if the Commission v;ould 
have the option of further modifying the proposal at the public 
hearing. 

Dr. Christensen said he believed the Commission would have the 
option of doing whatever it pleased on the matter. The item 
could be called out, modified, and put bacJc into the program. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that in this case an action has 
been taken to meet a requirement by UMTA that the Commission both 
explore and then make a decision on an alternative to comply 
with a designation of a buildin ; under national I.aristry. He 
saia he does not recall that one of t.ioce . atters lias been re- 
liearv-i. -le asl:ed the purpose of the am.cndments. 

Dr. Christensen replied, "To provide $15 million for the Transit 
Improvement Program and $4 million for the System Improvement 
Program. The inclusion of the line item and associated money 
in the paclcage and the description of that wor]^: is generally 
reflected in UVTA approval''. 

Comraissioner Sanger said a $10 million amendment has been 
requested for Forest Hill Station, v;hich vras required no matter 
V7hat design v/as chosen. 

Dr. Christensen said there is a considerable difference between 
i;hat was previously requested of Ui'TA and V7hat is nov7 being 
requested for Forest Hill Station. The amount has gone down, 
and it must be described. 

Commissioner ' icCrea said the hearing on funds is not the 
appropriate time to debate the design merits of the station. The 
architect said the cost i/as "too close to call" betvreen the 2 
alternatives. The money included in the UMTA package x.'ill be 
unchanged by the decision of v/hether to retain the station or not, 

Comiaissioner Flynn reiterated that he is asking for a re-hearing 
on Forest Hill, hovjever, he is agreeable that it be combined with 
the amendments. 

President Pilcher said her concern is that if the package is 

left as is and public testimony is allov/ed on the merits of the 

design and it goes forv7ard, the City enJs up v;ith nothing, rather 
than either a restored station or a nevr station. 

Dr. Christensen said there is some reluctance on the part of 
UIITA to fund a project v/hich is still a subject of contention. 
lie said UiiTA is unhappy about the cable car extension item. He 
added that traditionary during an UMTA approval request staff 
has never discussed the details of design. It seems to me if 
the Comr.iission wishes to examine this matter it should be done as 
a separate item. Ue don't like to have anything in the record 
which would indicate people are unhappy vjith the line items . 



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Commissioner Flynn said, "You do want to be honest and let UMTA 
know how the people feel. The question is hov; do you do it? It 
seems to me you should pull the iteit. off the calendar for the 
27th, then hear this item and subsequently hear the item you 
iiave for the 27th." 

Dr. Christensen said, "As Cornraissioner ilcCrea has said the funds 
are about equal so we could go forward with the amendments listing 
the anount of money, a general description, and indicate that a 
further hearing will be held on method 1 or 2 for construction'. 

President Pilcher asked Hcilorris i:. Dow, Utilities General Counsel 
about rules on re-hearings. 

Mr. Dov7 said he can not find any such rules. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if the Commission has the power to 
undo anything it has done. 

lir. Dov; said, "generally speaking, yes". 

President Pilhher stated there apparently is some discrepancy as 
to whether the Commission wishes to remove the second entrance 
based on the cost of it. Figures have been presented to the 
Commission. She said the Commission should know at this time if 
there is any further question as to whether this investment should 
be made in Forest Hill Station which the Commission previously 
committed itself to. If this commitment is going to be undone, 
President Pilcher said she has a serious problem. 

Commissioner Sanger objected to re-opening the matter when it is 
not calendared. 

President Pilcher said if Commissioner IlcCrea wishes to have 
removal of those funds from Forest Hill Station re-calendared, she 
would be happy to re-hear the matter. If not, she said she would 
like to finalize the Commission's previous decision. 

Commissioner ilcCrea asl;ed Dr. Christensen if he sees any problem 
in providing funding for The Embarcadero rail line as a result 
of spending $2 million on Forest Hill Station out of FAU money. 

Considering that the work from Harrison to Broadway is not 
scheduled until 1933-:j4, Dr. Christensen said he v/ould anticipate 
that funds would be available. The FAU program is for 6 years 
ending in 19u3-a4. There will obviously be funds available in 
future years, at least equivalent to this. 

Dr. Christensen stated that $1,5 million is in the FAU program. for 
1983-04 for rewiring and roaJl work from Broadway to Harrison. The 
program has not been outlined beyond 19C3-34. 

Corciinissioner IcCrea asked what would happen if it v;ere decided 
to do this v;ork earlier. 

Dr. Christensen said there could be a problem — perhaps UIITA money 
could be used rather than FAU money. 

Commissioner '.'cCrea said he has no objection to putting the 

east entrance into Forest Hill Station providing it is not taking 

money that might be used more effectively. 

President Pilcher went back to the motion to re-hear the issue 
of Forest Hill Station. 



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Commissioner Henninq asked if r.ieribers of the public viho want to 
come to the hearing on Jlarch 27th to question the project could 
do so, and if the Conunission could legally re-e:-:aiP,ine its 
position. 

Dr. Christensen replied affirmatively, stating the record will 
show there is some contention. 

Cornmissioner Flynn \i?ithdrew his motion, and Commissioner Henning 
V7ithdrew his second to the motion. 

President Pilcher asked I'r. Green about the nev; operator numbers 
on the buses. She said she has asked a few drivers, and the 
responses have not been very polite. 

I'Ir. Green said the holders are being installed. On April 1, 197 9, 
all operators ii/ill have new numbers. 

President Pilcher asked about a penalty for a driver who chose 
not to display his number. 

Ilr. Green said that would be a violation of the rules, and the 
driver would be disciplined. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner IlcCrea about vandalism, 
Ilr. Green said a nex-; holder v7hich is more difficult to break is 
being installed. 

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President Pilcher commented that members of Canon Kip were present. 

fr. Curtis E. Green, General J'anager, I'unicinal "".ailv/ay, said 
a meeting was held v/ith Canon Kip, members of I'TC, and a member 
of the Commission being present. Canon Kip did respond with their 
problem and v/ith an operational plan. They have 17 vans, and 
only 5 are working at the Tioment. Their bills are $37,000 in 
arrears, and they v/ill not be able to operate after 3 v/eeks from 
now, 

liuni is concerned that if Canon Kip goes out of business and 
services are not provided to the handicapped community there v/ill 
be an atterapt to have luni provide those services. It would 
be raore cost effective to support Canon Kip and have them provide 
the services . 

lir. Green stated that Huni offered a "transportation person", a 
scheduler and a planner to go over their plans to help them 
become more effective. I'.TC now demands that I'uni set up a 
paratransit council to bring together all organizations provi- 
ding this type of service. It is possible that in the future 
if Canon Kio does not prove to be the most vjorthy, another 
organization will provide the services. The $3 5,000 would pay 
their past bills, and i uni would be able to repair the vans that 
are dovjn. i-r. Green recommended that '^uni provide some immediate 
help . 

Responding to a question from Commissioner fcCrea, nr. Green 
said this is a "one shot approach". 

Commissioner llcCrea commented that over one-third of the money 
is conmitted to bad: debts, which leaves two-thirds available 
to solve present problems. He asked hov; long this money v;ould 
last. 



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Wr. Eugene Coleman of Canon Kip stated that part of Canon Aip ■ s 
long range funding goal is to become iiedi-Cal eligilole. ?Ie said 
Canon i<ip vjould like to operate its program at full tilt for a 
year, since it is a demonstration program. He commented that cab 
vouchers are being tried in other areas, but in those programs 
the ful] price is not taken into account as administrative 
overhead is not considered. lie said the need for these services 
is on-going in San Francisco, and the service has been in opera- 
tion for one and one-half years. Canon Kip feels that it can 
double the 17 vans it had in operation. 

Coramissioner licCrea asked hov; long $1G0,000 will fund the program, 
and I^ir. Coleman replied that it will carry Canon Kip through 
the fiscal year. He said Hedi-Cal reimbursement runs about $3 
per ride, and v;ould give the program a funding base. Canon Kip 
vjould then need smaller amounts of money. 

Responding to a question from lir. Sklar, rr. Coleman said the 
cost per ride nov; is about $7 . He added that many people are 
not eligible for Iiedi-Cal under the ride reimbursement plan, and 
for them the service is free. 

Lee tiayerzoden, Chairman of the Advisory Council for Operations 
and Transportation of Canon Kip, stated that funding for a 
straight year after all vehicles are repaired would make it easier 
for Canon Kip to prove \7hat it can do. 

iir. Sklar asked v;hat the issue is, and President Pilcher replied 
that the Commission v;ishes to know how the money is to be spent. 

rir. Green commented that a question did arise as to Canon Kip's 
operational abilities. He said the Commission may wish to look 
at the decision again. 

Commissioner IlcCrea stated that the Commission agreed to give 
money to Canon Kip and they have laid out a plan. It is obvious 
Canon Kip will be back asking for more money at the end of the 
fiscal year. He said a real evaluation of Canon Kip;s service 
and the amount of long terra support it is going to take should be 
brought to the Commission before giving them money for the next 
fiscal year. 
Iir. Coleman said Canon Kip would welcorae that approach. 

President Pilcher stated that she assumed liuni could proceed v;ith 
the program. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that Commissioner FicCrea's observations 
about the future should be incorporated. 

Iir. Sklar asked if a requirement can be included with the grant 
that Canon Kip come back no later than r:ay 15, 1979, with an 
evaluation of what is happening this year, and a plan for at least 
the first two quarters of naxt year. This should be sent to the 
planning and accounting departments before going to MTC. 

Iir. Ilayerzoden comraented that the evaluation v;ill be on 5 
vehicles that have been operating as opposed to the full 17. 

President Pilcher stated that an evluation could be made on 
the basis of 5 vehicles with a projection based on 17 vehicles. 

Resolution lo. 7 9-0106 — Approving Contract Change Agreement To. 
2 J in the debit amount of $31,77G, to provide for suitable 
maintenance facilities, under SFIIRIC Contract lo. rin-609- Iluni 
Metro nail Center, and requesting the SFIIRIC to approve and 
execute Contract Change Agreement i^lo. 2U. 



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President Pilcher requested that this uiatter be removed from the 
Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

Cormnissioner Sanger asked v;hy liuni has to spend $604 to move a 
building plaque because it is partially hidden by some trees. 

Ilr, Rino Bei, Program Director, Transit Iraprovement Program, stated 
that the original plaque called for a liuni logo and identification 
of the Center on the side of the building fronting on San Jose 
Avenue. One would not notice the plaque because there was no 
entrance there. This v/ill be a plaque inside the building with 
the names of the Commissioners, the Mayor, etc., v/hich was pre- 
viously approved by the Commission. It is a larger plaque. 

President Pilcher asked if this is a design error that is 
recoupable from the architect. 

rir. Bei said it really could not be called a design error, 

Ilr. Sklar stated he was tempted to pull item 7 (h) out. He is 
concerned, he said, about the manner in wliich construction activi- 
ties are handled. The Commission has about $170 million worth 
of construction activities in the planning, design or building 
stage. 

This change order on this job, although it appears to be a small 
one of $31,000 is not snail when one really takes a look at it. 
This is a $13 million job. To date change ordersof $1.3 million 
have been approved. 'That the sheet does not tell one is that the 
contractor is claiming an additional $1.9 million, making the 
total potential liability for changes and claims on this job $3.3 
million, or 20 or 25 percent. That number is astronomical. Iluch 
of this, he said, relates to the v/ay staff goes about negotiating 
change orders v/ith contractors and controlling the job. He said 
nis request to ilr. Lei, which he agreed to abstain from, this 
particular item, is that the change order procedure be changed, 
dramatically. If these change orders are approved there is no 
surety that the money offered will be the final araount of money the 
contractor collects, even agaixist the change orders. The con- 
tractor still has the privilege of asking for delay or impact to 
his basic construction activity from these changes. For example, 
in the sign matter, if the contractor is finishing an air 
conditioning duct, and the air conditioning duct had to go behind 
this sign, and the contractor had to v;ait to finish the air 
conditioning duct, this $G04 change in the sign could result in a 
$14,000 impact claira that the contractor could probably sustain 
in court. 

One of the rules to be followed, he said, is to maximize every 
opportunity to sign off and get a sign off from the contractor v/hen 
change orders are made, not only for its direct value, but a v/aiver 
of any right for further iiapact claims or delayed claims from the 
change order. He said i'r. Jei states these change orders are the 
last ones in a project that has gone on too long and at too great 
a cost. In voting for change orders of any kind, he said, the 
Commission has a right to question them as to whether there are 
other hidden costs and loolc at the total package. 

Commissioner Sanger asked v/hy JIuni is paying extra to have a sign 
put up at a different location. 

Ij:. 3ei said it is a different plaque than the one v;hicn was in 
the contract document. There is more information and more 
lettering. 



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fir. Ilaurice Ivlebolt, President, CM'Trans, reninded the Commission 
that it was a year or so ago when the issue of the improper 
definition of the deoartment ^ras affixed to the Toods facility o 
CAPTrans raised tiie issue at that time as to using the words 
"ilunicipal Transit System". Staff advised the Commission that to 
put a proper plaque up would cost $500. Commission did not v/ant 
to spend the money. Ilr. Klebolt said he hopes the sign reads, 
"ilunicipal Railway" . 

President Pilcher stated it does. 

Comraissioner llenning moved, Commissioner Flynn seconded, and 

the Corxnission unanimously voted adoption of resolution llo, 79-0106, 

******** 

On motion of Commissioner IlcCrea, seconded by Commissioner Henning, 
the consent calendar was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolution bio. 79-0107 — Setting Tuesday, Ilarch 27, 1979, at 2? 00 
p.m., for public hearing to consider two programs for which 
financial assistance is being sought from UPITA, pursuant to the 
Urban liass Transportation Assistance Act of 1964, as amended, 
which programs would consist of amendments to the previously 
approved Transit Improvement Program and System Improvement 
Program of the i unicipal Railv.'ay. 

Ms. Romaine Smith, Secretary, Public Utilities Commission explained 
that this publis hearing will also include the 1979-1930 UMTA 
Section 5 application for $9,938,530. 

Comraissioner Henning moved to adopt this resolution as amended. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded tho motion, v;hich was unanimously 
adopted. 

******** 

ITEM NO. 9 — /Approving the LRV supplemental budget requirements 
to meet additional needs in fiscal year 1979-1930. 

ITE.i JO. 12 — Authorizing employment of 46 positions for iluni Iletro 
and requesting that the Civil Service Commission proceed with the 
classification of 3 existing positions. 

Mr. Sklar requested that these items be removed from the calendar, 
stating that he is not prepared to certify the 'seaworthiness of 
the LRV ship." Ae stated these are items that relate to expendi- 
ture and personnel, and until the full package is put together 
he is reluctant to ask for either money or personnel. 

On motion of Commissioner Henning, seconded by Commissioner I'.cCrea, 
the Cor.iraission voted unanimously to remove these items from the 
calendar. 

Resolution llo. 79-OlOJ — Endorsing changing the na^e of the 'lunici- 
pal i;ailv;ay's platform employee honor award program to the "r!uni 
Driver of the lionth"; and authorizing that all awards, certificates, 
publicity, media releases and uniform insignia connected with this 
program be changed to "imni Driver of the fionth". 

President Pilcher commented that one of the women drivers, 
Clarceen Caldwell, who receive an av/ard, wrote a letter stating 
she is embarrassed to v/ear the badge which has the term "iiuni Ilan 
of tiie iionth' . 



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rir, Fred Perry of CAPTrans as]:ed, '"^Thy not use the word operator"? 

John T. Squire, President, Tm Local 250A, commented that the 
term "operator" v;ould be more appropriate, as there is a 
difference between a driver and an operator. 2in operator is a 
professional, he said. 

James 11. Leonard, Director of Public Service, stated that about 
a year and a half ago the union was approached as to what term 
it preferred, and the concensus v^/as "lluni Driver of the lionth". 
Thereupon a year's supply of "Muni Driver "car cards were ordered 
and placed in use. 

President Pilcher explained that the shoulder patch does not say 
"Muni Driver of the Iionth". If the entire procedure is changed 
nov7, she said, a great deal of expense would be incurred. 

Commissioner Flynn suggested changing to "Muni Operator" after 
the present supply is used up. 

Mr. Leonard stated that the patches with "I'uni Driver of the Ilonth" 
on them have been ordered . 

rir. Klebolt commended President Pilcher, and noted that CAPTrans 
brought this matter to the attention of the Commission tv;o years 
ago. 

Commissioner Flynn said, "Let the record show that this resolution 
v/as introduced by the President of this Commission" . 

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ITEii LiOo 11-Approving an "honor system" fare collection policy 
for handicapped travellers using station elevators to enter 
certain liuni iletro subway stations. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated she feels that to require someone 

to _o liorae anO. r-^t --^n jnvcl:;.:, znC .icivin'; '.i-^.J to copy rlo'-m 
thu nai.io and r.d'lr<_:^r>, i: demeaning. She suggested r rcthod 
u.>o-' on tlio cable car'5 — ':^u''.in one ' j far^^ to 3omeonG else 
givo to til,: conductor. • 

Commissioner iicCrea asked if access to the elevators is restricted 
to the handicapped. 

Mr. Green replied that other people can use the elevators. 

Mr. Sklar asked if staff could come up v/ith some type of slot 
in the elevator. 

Commissioner IicCrea said if this is restricted to the handicapped 
ha is prepared to do away with the fare. He asked how an honor 
syste.a can be operated with unrestricted access to everyone. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if this would change the rates and fares 
structure . 

IlcMorris li. Dow, replied, "yes". 

Mr. Sklar stated that this laatter is a part of the LRV fare 
collection system, and should be a part of ilr. Farrell Schell's 
fare collection system. 

Conraissioner McCrea requested that this item be taken off 
calendar. 



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Resolution ■>lo. 7S^-0109 — Authorizing discontinuance of service on 
Line 92-Balboa Park Shuttle, and substituting Line K-LRV Shuttle 
until extension of K-Line to Iluni Metro Center; and recommending 
to the 3oard of Supervisors that the Board not disapprove the Line 
abandonment involved . 

Commissioner Sanger stated he has pushed for some test of the 
LRVs in revenue service, but after the presentation by Ilr. Sklar, 
he would like to know if there are objections to this nov;. 

Ilr. Sklar replied that the authorizati ■)n to continue will be a 
useful one and will be necessary at any point. There v/ill be no 
removal of any service until replacement services are fully in 
place. Regarding tne testing of LRVs in revenue service, lur. 
Sklar saiu that will be a part of the plan staff will come back 
with. 

Ilr. Klebolt raised an objection to this item being on the calendar 
in this form. He said abandonments or substitutions should take 
the form of a public hearing, with 15 days notice to the public, 
and the matter should be sent to the Board of Supervisors. 

Ilr. Dow stated that the Commission is not required to hold a 
public hearing on abandonments or discontinuances. The Commission 
initiates the action by taking this step and senJing the matter 
to the Board of Supervisors. The burden is on the Board of 
Supervisors to hold a public hearing. 

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Resolution Wo. 79-0110 — ^authorizing the fiunicipal Railway to 
re-route the eastbound Line 2 trips from 42nd Avenue and Geary 
via Geary, 33rd, and regular route, from approximately 7; 00 P. 11. 
to 2s 00 A.M. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Green 
stated that the loop will be eliminated at night eastbound. 

iir. Sklar added that if someone does not v/ish to walk to Geary 
Boulevard, he can ride to the end of the line and then ride back 
inbound . 

iir. Green said it is about 2-1/2 blocks to Geary Boulevard, and 
it takes 12 minutes to go to the terminal from Fort ililey. 

Iir. Anthony Tneophilos, Attorney at Law, stated he lives on <12nd 
Avenue. He said 10 to 12 buses an hour pass by his house until 
2; 00 A.ii. de said the house literally shakes, and it is difficult 
to sleep. He aslced why service can not be eliminated entirely 
after 7? 00 P.Ii. He said about 45 people an hour use the bus in 
one direction or another, \;hile about 40 families live in the block, 
which has a high grade. 

Commissioner licCrea pointed out that Fort ililey is a veterans' 
hospital, and it is essentially the only form of transportation 
that the patients have. 

iir. Sklar pointed out that it may be the only tine people can 
visit patients at the hospital. 

Mr. Theophilos said people on 42nd Avenue can not use their 
living rooms now. 



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lir. Green said a bus goes by every 12 ninutes after 7 p.-n., and 
after 9;20 p.n,, one goes by every 20 minutes to one-half hour. 

Comraissioner Sanger asked if employees could walk up the hill, 
and iir. Green replied there is also a safety factor. 

Ilr. Sklar said that until 10 p.rn., there should be no change, he 
said a possibility might be for Fort i iley to provide transporta- 
tion from Geary and 42nd and 43rd Avenues meeting each coach. 

iir. Squire said the patients should be considered, most of v/hora 
are veterans, llany are invalided and wounded in the service. 
Even some ei.iployees, he said, are not able to go up "cardiac hill". 
Also, people on 48th Avenue go to the hospital, and volunteers 
go to the hospital at all times of the day and night. 

iir. Klebolt said there should be some opinion expressed from the 
transit users. 

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ITEIi HO. 15 — Recommending that the Purchaser of Supplies aiA/ard 
Coach Tire Rental contract to the General Tire and Rubber Company 
of Akron , Ohio, for a period of 5 years commencing liarch 1, 1979, 
and that all other bids be rejected. 

Commissioner Flynn stated the docuiaentation is not satisfactory 
to him. He said the contracts compliance officer did not knoi; 
about the contract. 

Iir. Sklar stated that purchase contracts as v.'ell as construction 
contracts must be reviewed by the Contracts Compliance Officer. 

Commissioner Flynn said he would withdrav; his concern, as there 
are tv70 black people and one oriental person employed out of S 
people, 

iir. Sklar said he V7as concerned because the General Tire and 
Rubber Company v;as the only bidCer, and that there are 5 or 6 
major tire manufacturers. 

Commissioner licCrea commented that an anti-trust suit v;as just 
recently settled with General Tire and Rubber Company. 

Commissioner Flynn commented that this contract may provide for 
their payment of .'?51,00G, He said the problem is that the contract 
is out of date, and iiuni needs to keep its tires repaired. liuni 
should not get into these situations, he said. He noted that this 
company has had this contract for 20 years. 

iir. Green said this agreeitient has taken a year to consummate, and 
has to do with the findings of the court, iluni has received 
advice frou the City Attorney and the Purchaser of Supplies. 

I'Ir. ilcllorris I^. Dow, stated the Co'Tuaission snould go into 
executive session regarding this item. 

iir. Squire commented tiiat in San Jose 4 days ago tires v;ere 
discovered with an entire thread running off that v;ere supposed 
to have been new tires. They v/ere made by a subsidiary of Fire- 
stone^ and San Jose is presently suing Firestone. 

3,50 p.m. following further discussion. President Pilcher 
adjourned tiie meeting for an executive session. 

4^07 p.m. the meeting vras reconvened. 



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On motion of Coiranissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Henning, 
the Comiiiission unanimously voted to put this item over to the 
next meeting. 



THEREUPOi^ THE IIEETIITG xMJJOURiTED: 4:03 P.M. 



r.OilAIHE A. 5I1ITH 
SECRETARY 



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11 



S-^MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COIMISSION 
Crri AI<ID COITITY OF GAia FRAiJCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
I lay or 

PUBLIC MEETING 



Galileo iligh School 
1150 Francisco Street, Auditorium 
7i00 P.F. 
^ March IS, 197 9 

COMIIISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 

Peter llcCrea, Vice President 

H. :7elton Flynn 

John F. Uenning, Jr. apR 3 1979 

John II. Sanger ^„_ 

DOCUMENTS OEPT. 
8H PU3UC U BRARY 



Dl:;PARTIiEi-TTS 3UREAUr 



Lunicipal i\ailway Accounts 

Hetch Hetchy Project Public Service 

'^ater Department Personnel & Training 

Safety 
PUC Computer Center 

r.ichard Sklar 
A.CTI1IG GEIJEPJUj iiAlIAGER 
Romaine A. Smith 
SECPxETARY 



Call To Order? 7; 13 P. 11. 

Present; President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter llcCrea, 
Comraissioners H. 'lelton Flynn, Joiui li. Sanger 

Absent. Commissioner Jolin F, Plenning, Jr. 

SPECIAL IIEETIIIG TO CONSIDER SAil FPAiTCISCO 



liLiIIICIPAL RAILWAY 5-YEAR PLAIT 1979-1904, Tl<\D 
ODTAIil PUBLIC COl'UlLilTS. 



President Pilcher opened the icieeting by introducing the members 
of the Public Utilities Commission and staff. She stated that this 
is the G2nd in a series of meetings. There \iere 70 community 
meetings to review the 5-Year Plan, 11 district v/orkshops, one in 
each supervisorial district, and the Public Utilities Comraission is 
having 5 meetings such as this to highlight route modifications 
and improvements recommended for this area. 

Thoiaas liatoff. Acting Director of Planning, stated that the 5-Year 
Plan is a document that every transit system in the country which 
received Federal money for operations or capital is required to 
develop. It must contain a set of standards and a master plan for 
transit which reflect the manner in which Federal funds v;ere spent. 

Adoption of the plan does not in and of itself mean that the plan 
v/ill be implemented. The plan is to be implemented in stages 
v;ith separate votes required for each stage or project by the 
Public Utilities Commission, and in cases of abandonments, with 
concurrence of the Board of Supervisors. On April 3, 1979, a 
special meeting of the Public Utilities Commission will be held 
in the Lurie r.oom of the Ilain Library at 2:00 p.m. to consider 
adoption of the plan and implementation of Phase I . 

Ilr. uatoff introduced Gene Law as a Cantonese translator, who then 
addressed the meeting in Cantonese. 

A slide presentation narrated by Barbara Brovm, Transit Planner, 
liighlighted the service routes proposed in the 5-Year Plan vjith 
emphasis on lines covering the northern v/aterfront and dovmtown 
areas. 

In viev; of the number of people pr-jent and the number of speaker 
cards received, President Pilcher announced a tine limit of 5 
minutes for speakers representing a group or organization and 3 
minutes for individuals. 

Robert P. Varni, representing a 42 unit apartment building on 
Sacramento Street, said he strongly supported the electrification 
of the 55-Line. 

Linda Chapman, representing Hob Hill iTeighbors, stated that their 
Board of Directors has not taken a position on the 5-Year Plan. 
Hovrever, the Transportation Committee supports many aspects of 
the plan. She said 'our committee supports establishing a grid 
system, and the CS-Line. However, v/e don't see the sense in the 
way the eastern part of the line is being treated. It v;ould be 
good to have service go at least as far as Stockton because that 
is where the shops are. '^e support Chinatown TRIP'S suggestion 
that the bus go straigh\, across Pacific to Kearny, ''e support 
peak hour service on the 55-Line — from Van Hess Avenue to the 
Financial District. 'Je strongly support electrification." 



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Phillip Seronick, asJced about ov/l service on the 12-Line. 

lir. katoff said that the proposed 5-Year Plan does not anticipate 
making changes in the ov;l network. The plan will be revised 
annually. He said the staff intends to make some revisions in the 
first year update. 

Adrian Blumberg said, "Let's keep the 33-Line as it is and let 
the 31-Line go up to 33rd Avenue as it has been". He said he 
supported lanes for buses only. 

Gloria Cerutti said she came to protest the J-Line extension, 

I-iichael Louie, representing Chinatovm Transportation Research 
and Improvement Project (TRIP) , said he is pleased to see that 
suggestions made by his organization have been included in the 
5-Year Plan. His group supports the plan and hopes it v.'ill be 
implemented soon, fir, Louie suggested that the G3-Line be routed 
down Pacific to Povrell and then dovm Broadway to Kearny and back 
to Pacific, He said the headvravs should be 15 minutes all day. 
He suggested that a 55 short line to Van Ness Avenue be considered. 
He also commented that the 15 Third Line v/ill not help people 
going from the northeast section of the waterfront to the Stock- 
ton Street corridor. He suggest that the 15 Third Line have an 
alternate terminal around Francisco and Kearny Streets. 

ilary McCain spoke in support of the proposed changes in the 
30-Express Line. 

Uorman Kolfe of San Francisco Tomorrov; spoke in support of the 
grid system. He said in order to make the system work, better 
connections will be needed. There is also a need for transit 
preferential measures and enforcement of then. He stated that 
the reason buses pull into the curb is to get out of the vjay 
of automobiles. He suggested bringing the curb out to the bus-- 
such as has been dons on Polk Street. Let the motorist wait 
for the transit passenger instead of tho transit passenger 
v/aiting for the motorist, hr. Rolfe supported electrification 
and rail expansion. He said San Francisco Tomorrow had endorsed 
the concept of the E-Lina, On the question of additional bus 
facilities, he said liuni should be looking for larger facilities 
to accommodate more vehilces to servo increased patronage. 

Sam Fong, a member of Veterans of Foreign Uars, Chinatown Post, 
stated that he v/as against elimination of service to the Veterans' 
ilospital on the Jo. 2 Clement line. 

Jay Adams asked how often the E-Line would run on weekends. 
nr. liatoff answered, "Every 10 minutes". He also asked what will 
be done about delays on the i>Io. 30 Stockton line. President 
Pilcher said transit preferential treatment is proposed — possibly 
even transit only. 

John 7. Holmes, representing Telegraph Hill EXi^ellers, stated 
that their Joard of Directors has not had time to take a stand as 
yet. The Transportation Comiaittee is not happy with the i!o. 03/ 
39 split which doesn't seem to serve any community as well as 
keeping the no. J3 a short line from Van .less Avenue to Kearny. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why the Telegraph Hill Dwellers were in 
disagreement when they would be gaining part of a route on the 
39. 

Ur. Holmes, replied that this is an emotional issue. The organi- 
zation was formed 25 years ago to save the 39-Line from being 
taken off the hill. He said overall he thought the 5-Year Plan 
is an excellent plan and congratulated the staff. 

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President Pilcher announced that since many groups have not had 
time to get back to their board of directors there is still time 
to present written comments to the Commission before April 3, 197 9. 

Ed Green said he would pass. 

James R. Perry froia the Veterans of Foreign i:7ars expressed his 
interest in retaining service to Fort irdley, and Letterman 
Hospital. 

3abette Drefke stated that at several meetings in Potrero Hill 
it v/as practically a unanimous vote that the Ho. 19-Line should 
not be altered. The proposed extension will extend the time can 
between buses and v/ill run several blocks in an undeveloped area. 

Lorraine Yeoman said she was opposed to the "Jo. 19 extension 
because it duplicates part of the 35-Line and covers some of the 
same streets as the No. 53-Line. She said, "lie v/ait 20 minutes 
now, vje will probably have to v/ait 30 or 40 minutes". 

Commissioner Sanger asked what the existing headvjay is novr on the 
19-Line and v/hat is proposed. Peter Straus, Transit Planner, 
answered that it is 9 minutes under the 5-Year Plan. He said a 
large Post Office facility will be located at the southern end 
of the proposed 19-'Line. There V7ill be thousands of people leaving 
the facility when shifts change. 

Chuck R. Arnold, representing CZiPTrans, said his organization 
has been generally supportive of the Planning, Operations and 
liarketing (POII) study, \7ith certain reservations, and insofar as 
this plan meets the same goals they vjill support it too. He 
said extending the Ilo. 12-Line dov;n Van iless Avenue is an 
excellent idea. He supported running both the lIo. 15 and !o. 30 
on Stockton Street. He suggested running the ITo. 19-Line on 
Larkin and Grove Streets rather than Hyde Street. Ij:. Arnold 
mentioned that there v;ere suggestions in the POl' study which 
weren't included in the 5-Year Plan. One v/as the extension of 
the ilo. 22-Line to the ilarina Safeway. Ajiother was eliminating 
the llo. 24-Line extension to the ilarina. Both of these v/ere 
good ideas, he said. 

Since many lines will be changed by this plan, lir. Arnold suggested 
that the Commission consider re-nunibering the lines so that v/hen 
a line goes down a numbered street or avenue, the line number 
would be the same as the street. 

J. Berry opposed diverting Line llo. 2G off Junipero Serra, as on 
some stretches of the proposed route there are no houses facing 
the street. 

V. Hennesey asked if discontinuing mid-day service on the Mo. 30- 
Express would be coincided v^ith the Ilo. 30 Local change to run 
through the Jroadvray tunnel. fir. liatoff answered that they would 
have to be done at the same time. 

Doug iladeau from the national Park Service, Golden Gate national 
Recreation Area and the Point Reyes National Seashore, thanked 
the Transit Planning staff for the users and potential users of 
the two parks. He supported the follov;ing proposed routes: the 
E-Embarcadero, ilo. 12-Ocean- Van .less, 42-Dov7ntov;n Loop, 10 
tionterey, 44-O'Shaughnessy , 72-Sunset, lG-46th Avenue and the 
ilo. 2o-19th Avenue. 

Commissioner licCrea asked if the GGNRA supported the proposal 
to terminate the E rail line at the west end of the tunnel. 



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Mr. oJadeau said the GGill^A has incorporated a bus turnaround in 
its redesign of Fort I'ason. 

riargot Parke said she i/ould pass and thanked the staff for the 
consideration given to recreational transit. 

Marc Kasky, Administrative Director at Fort 21ason Center, stated 
that an estimated 300,000 people v/ill be served annually at Fort 
iiason. He strongly supports the E-Line and. the no. 12-Line. He 
asked the Commission to consider an adjustment in the ITo. 22-Line 
so that it would pass the Fort Ilason entrance. The nearest drop 
off point now is 4 to C blocks awny. He also suggested re-routing 
the do. 2 J bus to the entrance of Fort Itason. 

Sue Lee, representing Chinatovm Neighborhood Improvement Resource 
Center, said she v;as in agreement v/ith Chinatown TRIP'S recommen- 
dations concerning the .'To. 03 and No. 55 lines. " !e are vjorking 
with Iiuni on transit preferential treatment of Stockton Street'' , 
she said. 

F. "Red" Dodge said he endorsed the recreational features of the 
5-Year Plan. 

Ron Kilcoyne stated he endorsed the 5-Year Plan and its objectives. 
He said he had 10 suggestions vrhich he v;ould give to the Commission 
in writing. He also agreed with TRIP'S recommendation of routing 
the Ilo. 83 up Stockton Street, 

Joseph DiPasqua represented Disabled 2\inerican Veterans Chapter 
v3 concerning service to the Veterans Hospital at Fort r'iley, 

Mr. I'latoff explained the proposed service to the hospital, 

John Llberling said he lives on ITob Hill and his area needs the 
LTo, 33-Line very much. He said the 5-Year Plan does not address 
service standards for reliability and mobility, and both of these 
are needed. 

Hike Peckner commented on the ''civic blindness" of the people 
in the Ilarina district for not allov;ing the extension of the 
E-Embarcadero Line along the iiarina along the present right-of-way 
through the Presidio to a point on the east end of the old 
flight line, 

Ron Urbina asked if there is any plan to electrify the v/hole 
system, ur. Straus ansv/ered that at this time staff is working 
on electrifying the heaviest routes on the steepest hills. There 
are a number of routes under consideration for future updates 
of the plan. 

lir. Urbina asked if the use of conductors had been considered so 
that all the bus driver v/ould have to do is drive. I r. Straus 
answered that conductors are not policemen. However, the staff 
is considering a "self service" demonstration project in the 
future. 

iliss Bullard asked about running two trolley lines through the 
Broadv/ay tunnel and if there v/ould be a stop on Polk Street. 
Mr. Matoff said the No. 30-Local will stop at Polk Street. 

7\nne Halsted, representing Telegraph Hill Owellers, said that 
residents of the Coit Tower area have a probleia getting ho^ne. She 
said her organization has been working v;ith I'.uni's staff in trying 
to provide service from the Jharf to Coit Tov/er so that tourists 
can leave their cars at the Tharf. The proposed extension of the 
ilo. 39 would accomplish this very well and it is hoped it can be 
instituted this summer. She said the Telegraph Hill CX/ellers 
agree with Chinatov/n TRIP regarding the route of the no. 33-Line. 

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Andrews — no response. 

Peter iC. Bailey asked that service on the Jo. 19-Line be increased, 
especially during the summer, to accommodate the tourists at the 
l/harf. i^r. llatoff said that this plan is a re-distribution of 
service not a means of 'beefing up' service . 

Geraldine Johnson commented on the difficulties of handicapped 
persons using Iluni. 

Ruel Baker, representing the Cow Hollow Association, stated that 
his organization and Pacific Heights vrere opposed to the extension 
of Line iTo. 24 dovm Scott Street. He said he was happy to see 
that the original plan had been changed to terminate the :io. 24 
at Jackson and Fillmore Streets. 

Robert Bardell suggested that if old streetcars are going to be 
used on the E-Line they should be made in San Francisco by 
cannibalizing the PCC cars. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked whether or not IJr. Bardell wanted 
Australian streetcars. He ansvrered, "no". 



TiiEREUPOlI THE IIEETIITG ADJOUK.JEDs 9 5 15 P.li. 



r.Oi'lAI.TE A. SiilTH 
SECRETARY 



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•:r- M I w U T E s, 
^. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMVIISSION 
CITY Ai'^D COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

PUBLIC MEETING 



Everett Jliddle School 
450 Church Street, Auditorium 



7;00 P.M= 
^ riarch 20, 1979 

COMIISSIONERS 



Claire C. Pilcher, President 

Peter iicCrea, Vice President 

H. 'Jelton Flynn 

John F, I-Ienning, Jr. APR 3 ^^^^ 



John ii. Sanger 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
8.F. PU3LIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTtlENTS 
Municipal Railv^/ay 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
?7ater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL DJANAGER 
Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Orders 7:20 PJl, 

Presents President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter IlcCrea, 
Commissioner John li. Sanger 

Absent; Commissioners H« Helton Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr. 



SPECI7VL MEETING TO CONSIDER S.AN FtlAlNtCISCO 
nUlMICIPAL RAIUJAY 5-YEAI^ PLAil 197 9-1934 ,?^ID 
OJiTAIH PUBLIC COIilJENTS 



President Pilcher introduced the members of the Public Utilities 
Commission and staff. She stated that this is one of a series of 
86 meetings on the 5-Year Plan. She said the document under 
discussion tonight is the staff recommendation and is not neces- 
sarily the way the routes v/ill be. 

Thoraas liatoff, Acting Director of Planning, stated that the draft 
5-Year Plan v/as developed by staff from the Planning, Operations 
and liarketing (POIl) study. 

Ilr. ilatoff explained that adoption of the plan does not of itself 
inplement the plan. In order to implement the plan there must 
be a separate vote on each item, such as purchasing new vehicles 
or re-routing service, 

tir. ilatoff introduced Dianna Ilarin as a Spanish translator for this 
meeting. She then addressed the audience in Spanish. 

lir. Matoff announced that a representative from Supervisor Britt's 
office v/as present. A slide presentation narrated by Hark 'Tiseman, 
Transit Planner, highlighted the service routes proposed in the 
5-Year Plan. 

President Pilcher announced that in order to accommodate the number 
of people wanting to speak a time limit of 5 minutes for those 
representing a group or organization and 3 minutes for individuals 
has been established. 

Ms. Schroeder, representing the property ov/ners along Dolores Street, 
said that Dolores Street is truly a landmark, therefore, it can 
not be destroyed. 

Lloyd Lonthorp, a resident of 17th Street, said he is opposed to 
putting buses on 17th Street. 

Chuck A-rnold, representing CAPTrans, said he supports extending 
the J-Ciiurch Line to Balboa Park, as it provides an alternate 
route if there is an acr.ident or stall in the tunnel He suggested 
that the Mo. 9-Line be retained to relieve the heavy usage section 
of iiission Street between 16th and 3 0th Streets, fir. Arnold said 
he supports the proposed cio. 4 4-Line. He suggested the Commission 
correspond v/ith SAIiTrans regarding the possibility of having the 
ilo. 44-Line connect with one of their routes. I'e suggested that 
the Mo. 35-Line be re-numbered. 

V. Alan Cirella said he was onposed to a bus line on 17th Street 
because bus stops v/ill take up needed parking areas. 



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Commissioner Pilcher asked if those opposed to the proposed bus 
on 17th Street would stand. Approximately 2 0-25 people stood. She 
then asked if those in favor of the route would stand. Approxi- 
mately 12-15 people stood. 

Robert H. Cato, a resident of 17th Street, said he had fought 4 
years ago to get the tour buses off the street. He said he wants 
the wires taken down. 

Frances R. Lai^rsing turned her time over to Laverna ricHichols. 
Us. Mcl'lichols, speaking for the Citizens Action League, J^oe Valley 
Action Team, said she was happy to see the Fountain Loop served 
by the no. 3 5-Line. 

Gerald Kimata of 17th Street, said he is opposed to a bus on 
17th Street because the bus presently goes up IGth Street, These 
facilities v/ould have to be taken dov/n and nev/ facilities installed, 

liarion Aird, representing the group, J.O.S.E from San Jose Avenue, 
said her group strongly objects to the extension of the J-Church 
Line on San Jose Avenue. Their primary concerns are accidents. 
Since tv/o bus lines vjill be dropped from I'ission Street, she 
suggested that perhaps the J-Line could be extended along r.ission 
Street. 

Hrs. J.il.Donohue, said she also is opposed to a bus on 17th Street. 

Stella Jones, said she was opposed to discontinuing the Jo. 17- 
Express, as it is the only direct line Parkj-\erced has to dOTimtovm. 

iir. liatoff explained that the "lo. 17-Express vrill only be dis- 
continued after the liuni iietro li-Line is in operation, shown to 
be reliable and has the capacity to carry the displaced l-o. 173: 
passengers. In addition, feeder service through Parlcmerced v/ill 
be provided. 

Lillian Morgan, representing the Advisory Council for the 5th 
Supervisorial District, stated that her group is in agreement 
with Laverna Canatella's statements regarding service on the 
I'To. 35-Line. Also, she said a lot of senior citizens would like 
to come to these meetings, but won't come out at night. President 
Pilcher invited those able to cone to an afternoon meeting on 
April 3, 1979, at 2;00 p.m., in the Lurie Roon of the Iain Library. 

Ralph Herdman asked Yio\j the proposed changes would be financed. 
He suggested that the fares be doubled and the service be left 
as it is. He said wages have increased three-fold since the last 
fare increase. ii.r. Herdman said the 17X is the only direct ser- 
vice from Parkmerced to downtovm, and that many seniors can not 
walk to the I:-Line. 

ilichael Roach, representing the Diamond Street Meiglibors, asked 
if the neighborhood could have input on the new turnaround for 
the ifo. 3-Line. rir. Ilatoff said that matter would be a separate 
item before the PUC. 

Phillip Seronick, spoke about the congestion on the ilo. 19 and 
Uo. 30 Lines. He suggested that the Ho. 19-Line be put on 
Larkin Street. 

John G. Gardner from the Disabled ^^erican Veterans, Chapter 3, 
said he v;as interested in service to Fort liiley and asked that 
Iluni service not be changed. 

Sidney Greenberg passed. 



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Fred iiethner is opposed to having the To. 35-Line service the 
Hoffman Fountain Loop area. He suggested that the ilo. 11-Line 
service this area. Dlr. Hethner turned in a petition. 

Jim Nicher said he is visually handicapped and asked that the 
Ilo. 3 5-Line go from Castro and liarket Streets, over Diamond 
Heights, then down 24th Street, and down 23rd in front of San 
Francisco General Hospital. Ilrs, Nicher said she is in favor 
of leaving the do. 3 5-Line as it is, 

James Chappell, said he is an urban transportation planner, and 
is opposed to changing the Ilo. 11 from a radial line to a cross- 
town line. 

James Cohen, said he believes the Ilo. 2 and the llo, 26-Lines 
should be electrified, and that the To, C and rlo, 35-Line should 
be merged. He suggested keeping some of the 14-Lines. 

Jean ilessner, said the Fountain Loop and Grandview need trans- 
portation. She said she doesn't care which bus serves this area, 
as long as service is available. 

Paula Land, representing the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council 
said she sent a letter. She suggested that the Uo. 37-Line be 
electrified. She asked that the Commission consider the impact 
a parking lot at Kezar would have on the neighborhood, and said 
the council is opposed to the Park's plan. The council is 
opposed to any reduction of service on Ilaight Street. 

Paul Iiuniz of the San Francisco iluni Coalition, said he x^anted 
to emphasis maintenance. He said, "If you don't have the vehicles 
the plan will fail". He asked how 25 wheelchair accessible vehicles 
will be distributed throughout the system. President Pilcher 
said, 'Me can't buy a whole fleet at once." She said they v/ould 
be used as test vehicles in the beginning. Hr. i-uniz said that 
if one can't use a Fast Pass on DART, it is unfair for the people 
in the ilission District to have to pay a premium fare. He also 
suggested removing the express charge on the ilo. 30-Express during 
the day. The ilo. 37-Line is shovm in the plan as making a 135° 
left turn at Church and 14th Street. The No. 27 nov; runs up to 
the Transbay Terminal. 3y moving it service is being lost from 
lower Bryant Street. 

Chris Ammend submitted a petition of 33 signatures from residents 
of Texas Street betvreen 20th and 22nd Streets opposing the routing 
of the Jo, 11-Line on Texas Street. He suggested continuing 
on 20th Street as an alternative. 

Frank Devore, said he vras in agreement with Mr. Ammen. 

Anthony Perles, stated that no plan will satisfy everyone. He 
said plans have to be made novr for the future. He said he 
supports electrification. 

Ihxme Hart, said she lives on the Fountain Loop and needs trans- 
portation. She said that if fares are doubled, "a buck a day 
is tough" . 

Jeff Sutter, speaking as an individual, said he favors extension 
of the No, 19-Line, the new IJo. 11-Line and the grid system as 
a v/hole. He said he favors electrification and an adjustment of 
he ad V7 ays. 

Dan Grimes, said he favors the use of the Fast Pass on DAI^T. He 
said he opposes moving the llo. 26-Line to Guerrero Street because 
no one is on the street at night, i r. Grimes said he favors 
retaining Forest Hill Station and cleaning it up. 



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Kenneth L. Farraer--no response. 

Janet Ferris, said she supports service on the Fountain Loop, 
Grandviev7, Hoffman, Diamond Street and Diamond Heights. She said 
a bus on 17th Street would be dangerous. 

Ken riorphew indicated that his views on 17th Street had been 
expressed. 

Barbara Hughes, said the Ho. 17-Line was originally proposed to 
go down 20th Avenue. Wow it has been moved to 30th Avenue and 
will turn in front of her house. She said she is opposed to this 
change . She suggested routing the bus on Lincoln 'Jay rather 
than Irving Street. She said she was opposed to discontinuing 
the lIo. 16-Express. She said she is a driver on the .To. 11-Line 
and supports retaining service to the Fountain Loop. 

Gary Kray, said he supports extension of the J-Line and the 
proposed nev; E-Line. He said he questions the need for a bus 
line in Golden Gate Park. He said he opposes changes to the Wo. 
39 Coit. Ilr. Kray said he hoped service on the Muni Metro would 
not be started until the system is perfect. He said he was 
concerned about closing Muni Metro at midnight, 

Mr. Straus explained that duplicate local service on Market 
Street would be needed if the Metro ran all night. 

Sidney Shaw, said he is opposed to a bus running on John F. Kennedy 
Drive in Golden Gate Park, 

Josef ine Thunig, asked hov; she would get to BART from 27th 
and Diaraond Streets. 

Jerome Vail said he supports the Wo, 20-Line, night and weekend 
service along Army Street on the Uo. 27 -Line, the E-Line along 
the Embarcadero and streetcar extensions. 

Chick Brody, representing senior citizens, said "lie have the 
cheapest fare in the world — let's keep it that way". 



THEREUPON THE MEETIWG ADJOURiICD; 9 3 15 P.M. 



ROMAIWE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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-" MINUTES 

-i PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUI\!TY OF SAIJ FRAIsTCISCO 
* Dianne Feinstein 
.■'ayor 

PUBLIC MEETING 
Lincoln High School 
21 62 24th Avenue, Auditorium 
7; 00 P,ii. 
^ Ilarch 22, 197 9 

COIHIISSIONERS 

Claire C, Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Telton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John r..lo Ganger 

DEPARTMEUTS BUREAUS 



APR 3 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
8.F. PUiLIC L BP.ARY 



Iiunicipal Railv/ay Accounts 

Hetch Hetchy Project Public Service 

Uater Department Personnel & Training 

Safety 
PUC Computer Center 

Richard Gklar 

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 

SECRETARY 



Call To Order. 7,12 P.Ji. 

Present; President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter IlcCrea, 
CoiTunissioners H. Uelton Flynn arriving at 9; 30, John 11. 
Sanger 

Absents CoraiLiissioner Jcnn F. Henning, Jr. 

SPECIAL IfeETIi'IG TO CONS I PER SAI<I FRAi-lCISCO 
IiUi^ICIPAL RAIL:7AY S-YEAR PL^InI 1S7 9-1SL4, 



AIMD OBTAIN PUBLIC COtilffiNTS 



President Pilcher introduced the -aembers of the Public Utilities 
Conunission and staff. She stated that this is the third in a 
series of five evening meetings to obtain ^''^'^lic coiranents on the 
5-Year Plan which was developed after holding 7 neighborhood 
meetings and 11 district workshops. The proposal is the staff's 
reconmendations . The Commission may make changes or deletions. 
The Plan will be reviewed annually. 

President Pilcher announced that in order to accommodate the large 
number of people wanting to speak a time limit of 5 minutes for 
a representative of a group or organization and 3 minutes for an 
individual v/ould be allov/ed. 

lir. Thomas Ilatoff, Acting Director of Planning, stated that the 
draft 5-Year Plan i/as developed by staff from the Planning, 
Operations and iiarketing (POn) study, iir. Ilatoff explained that 
adoption of the plan does not of itself implement the plan. The 
plan is to be iiaplemented in phases by separate votes of the 
Commission. Phase I shovm on the back of the tabloid summary, is 
the only part of the plan that the Commission v;ill be asked to 
vote on at this time. He said there are no discontinuances of 
service in the Sunset District in Phase I. 

Mr. iiatoff announced that a representative from Supervisor 
Pelosi's Office was present. 

Barbara 3rov7n, Transit Planner, narrated a slide presentation 
highlighting the service routes proposed in the 5-Year Plan with 
emphasis on service in the Sunset District. 

President Pilcher announced that 22 speaker's cards had been 
received frora the Citizens Action League. She asked that they 
select a speaker for the 5 minute period allov/ed for organizations, 

Hark Coby, representing Citizens Action League stated that the 
CAL has been active in the Sunset District since last September. 
He said the group is particularly interested in the ITo. 16- 
Express and IIo. 71 buses, and they want to keep the Ho. 16X 
operative and keep service on Lincoln '^Jay, 

President Pilcher asked those people who share the views presented 
by lir. Coby to stand. Approximately one-half the audience stood. 
(Estimate of total attendance --500 to 600 people) . 

Presiaent Pilcner announced that she v/culd place the remaining 
CAL speakers cards at the end of the cards and if time permitted 
the speakers would be heard as individuals. 



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Carol Spencer, President of the Irving Street Merchants Association, 
said their district v/ould gain a new crosstown line, the Ilo. 17, 
of which the association approves. However, they will lose two 
primary coihmuter routes — the Ilo. 71 and the Wo. 16X. They will 
also lose a secondary route, the iJo. 72, on Lincoln 'Jay. She said 
this v/ill have a serious effect on businesses. She requested 
that the no. 71 be kept on its present route. Now the 71 is 
proposed to go up over Golden Gate Heights to 9th Avenue. She 
suggested that it come dov/n on its present route- 23rd Avenue to 
Lincoln ITay and up to 9th Avenue, The No. 6-Line on Golden Gate 
Heights could be looped over part of the old Uo. 66-Line. lis. 
Spencer requested that the .To. 16X be retained for peak traffic 
times. She said she would like to see the ITo. 7 2 continue on its 
current downtown route. If retaining the no. 72 bus line is re- 
jected, she requested that the I-Jo. 72 bus cross the park at 19th 
Avenue rather than at 41st Avenue. 

Hike Salarno~no response. 

President Pilcher recognized Supervisor Kopp in the audience. 

Mrs. B. Isaak spoke about the crov;ded conditions on the no. 71 
and no. 7 2 -Lines in the evening. 

iirs. E. 7enger-~no response. 

Chuck Arnold from CAPTrans, suggested that the ivires and track 
on Ilarket Street be retained for possible use if there is a 
''jaia-up in the tunnel. 

riarion ?-ird passed. 

T'argaret Anker, said her point had been made. 

George II. Koster, representing Crest lake Property Ovrners 
Association, said he was concerned about the elimination of Line 
no. 13 on Sloat 3oulevard up to Saint Francis Circle and then into 
Stonestown. He said the Association received a letter from 
John 3. Vlentz, General ilanager of Public Utilities, stating that 
service on the lo. IC-Line would continue to Stonestown. 

iir. liatoff said his office prepared the letter and apologized for 
the misunderstanding. He said the no. IG will remain on approxi- 
mately one-third of the length of Sloat Boulevard on which it 
now operates, and it will go to Stonestown. However, the 5 Crest- 
lake stops vrould not have the direct service to Stonestown that 
they now have. 

Frances Gage asked that the no. 71 and no. 16X buses not be 
discontinued. 

John Coughlin, said that the Citizens Action League is the only 
organized group that has been successful in fighting the 
establishment . 

Ed Devine asked vhien the Embarcadero turnaround would be constructed, 
iir. Green answered in 3 to 4 years. 

G.Jo Cecchettini, said that the no. 16 Express is the only express 
bus in the Sunset and it should be retained. 

Ms. L. Fifer, said tiie plan calls for more buses on 9th Avenue 
than can be accommodated. She said she approves of the Irving 
Street lierchants' plan. 



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Dan Hickey deferred to 5am Camhi, Chairman of the Street and 
Traffic Committee of the Saint Francis Homes Association. He 
said his group v/ants to protest the routing of the ITo. 10-Line 
through their neighborhood. He said 2 and one-half years ago 
the Association organized to fight the increase of traffic 
through their neighborhood. The President of the 3oard of Super- 
viors, Quentin ICopp directed the Department of Public Horks to 
find solutions to their problem, fir. Camhi said, ''Je don't v/ant 
a bus in our neighborhood because it would destroy the livability 
of our neighborhood". He suggested that the llo. 10 bus De roured 
through Saint Francis Circle, right on Juniper) Serra, left on 
Ocean, then left on Phelan, right on Junipero Serra to Foerster 
and right on Ilonterey to the Glen Park Station. 

liarguerite ITarren, said she fought to get the _:o. 16X. She said 
that if these plans go through "in principle", that once "you 
lock your horns, you can't unlock them". 

Theresa C. Barkman passed. 

David Schonbrunn, said that the problem of choosing between routes 
is necessary only because of funding cut backs. 

IJ.A, Laidlaw spoke in favor of keeping the ITo. 16-Line. 

Frank Scheifler, said the Commission should be aware of the 
total cost of the plan. The .lo. 17-Line duplicates the llo. 20-Line. 
The plan calls for a nev; cable car line. He said that all the 
track is not in place and cable routing will have to be done. 

J.F. iCelly, Jr., requested that the ilo, 13-Line continue to go 
around the Buckingham lay route, 

Carl A. Scholz, a rider on the Uo> 16X, asked that the line be 
retained and that the service be restricted to adult patrons 
only. He also spoke in favor of the ilo. 71 and Ho. 72-Lines. 

nancy Jones, said she was speaking for the riders of the Ho. 66- 
Line. She asked that the ITo. 6 6 bus continue to serve downto'-m 
during peak hours, or that the iJo. 71-Line run the route at 6 or 7 
minute intervals 

PJioda i;eer suggested that "silhouettes" be used to illustrate bus 
stop zones and rear door exits on the vehicles. 

A.ii. Jigfall, a resident of Stonestown .Apartments, asked that the 
iSIo. IC-Line be retained on Buckingham 'Jay, as it is the only 
bus serving these apartments . 

Elmer Curtis, representing Balboa Terrace Homes Association, said 
he V7as interested in crossing the southern part of the city to 
get to either Balboa Park or Glen Park JART stations. He said 
he approved of the plans to put larger vehicles on Geary Street. 

Alfred Schnurman, said he objected to the i^os. 5, 1C,31 and 30 
having the same terminal in front of the Safeway. He said in 
Stonestown a person has to walk a long line to transfer from 
one bus to another \7hen they could all connect in one block with 
a poster designating the line number. 

H. Hofsas, said discontinuing the Ho. 72-Line will be a hardship 
on seniors, especially in getting to hospitals. He also said 
that the new cars being tested during the night are very noisy. 



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Pat Grahal, said she didn't think the City had the right to 
funnel all the transportation into the centers they are building 
for the big corporations » 

Baour-Jeun Shen spoke in favor of keeping the No. 16X. 

Mrs. Balis treri, said she was concerned about the llo. 71 bus and 
v/anted it retained on its present route. 

Susanne Low, said she v/anted the No. 16X kept on its present route 
because it connects with the Federal Building, State Building and 
City Hall and the liuni Iletro V70uld not. She said vjhat is needed 
is free transportation and better transportation. 

Helen Chan — no response. 

Idamay Brev;ster, representing the Stonestown iierchants Association, 
said her group is opposed to discontinuing the no. 20-Line into 
Stonestown Shopping Center. She also opposed discontinuing the 
ilo, IG on 20th Avenue and around Buckingham T^Jay. She said these 
lines serve the workers and patrons of Stonestown. 

fir. Ilatoff, answering a question from Commissioner licCrea, 
explained that the proposed change is to run buses on 19th 
Avenue rather than on 20th Avenue due to the automobile congestion 
caused by cars going into the parking lot. Ke said staff has 
asked the Stonestov/n Development Corporation to make transit 
priority measures available to the l.unicipal Hailv/ay on 20th 
Avenue. He said staff has had contact v^jith the Corporation 
recently, and it appears 'we may be able to shelve this problem". 

Ilrs. Conroy, said she v/as in favor of upgrading transit into 
Stonestown. She requested that the Ho. IC-Line go direct to 
Stonestown, via Winston Drive without the long tour around 
Lakemerced. She asked that the No. 7 0-Line be retained as it is. 

David Foster, representing the Associated Students of San Fran- 
cisco State University, said 5,000 students ride Iluni. He said 
the concept of a master plan is necessary. He spolce in favor 
of the J-Line extension. 

Steven Drov/n, said bunching should have been addressed in the 
5-Year Plan as it v/as in the POll study. He submitted other 
v;ritten comments . 

H.P, IJright, President of the Judah Street iierchants Association, 
and Transportation Chairman for the San Francisco District 
Iierchants Association, said that District iierchants are in 
agreement v/ith lis. Spencer, Mr. ''right spoke about the current 
service on the N- Judah Line. 

Jeff Sutter spoke in favor of the 5-Year Plan. 

Chun Sui Tse and Henry 0. Tse — no response. 

Barry Peral suggested that articulated buses be used on the 
No. 2 a -Line. 

Marie McBride, said the No. 18-Line services tv;o shopping 
centers. Many people will be cut off from shopping nat GETS. 
She said if the No. 66 is discontinued many employees and 
patients will be cut off from direct service to U.C/ Medical 
Center. 



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E.J. Reidy, President of Lakeside Home Ov.mers Association, said the 
extension of the cable car line is a waste and does nothing for 
the citizens of San Francisco. 

Joe II. Dye, said he was concerned about senior citizens. He 
suggested rather than cut service, charge seniors a full fare. 

Rosemary Bacy noted that the plan states that the Ho. 16X-Line will 
not be cut until the LRVs demonstrate the capacity to carry the 
additional passengers. She asked if the current level of service 
v;ould be maintained until that time. President Pilcher ansv/ered, 
"yes^ 

Lisa Chan — -no response. 

Jose Llaverias asked the Commission to consider the elderly and 
sick. 

J.L. Barry asked for a trade-off to continue providing service 
on Junipero Serra Boulevard. He said there are no houses facing 
19th Avenue, V7hereas, there are dozens of houses facing Junipero 
Serra Boulevard. He said if the No. 10-Line is not routed 
through Saint Francis noods, give us the ITo. 10 dov/n Junipero Serra 
to iiolloway, to Plymouth then up to iionterey. 

vTilliam Ehrlich passed. 

Vernon Anderson, said that the routing of the tlo. 10-Line around 
Lakemerced is an error. 

IJilliam L. Penn — no response. 

James ^J. Kearney, Principle of Lo^^7ell High School, said that 
routing the Uo. 12 around Lakemerced will force many students 
to transfer to the No. 20-Line, v/hich is already overcrov/ded. 
President Pilcher directed the staff to meet twith Lov/ell 
students . 

R. Ovadia — no response. 

Ingham G. Hack, said he presented liuni v/ith a petition asking that 
the Uo. 11-Line not be routed on the 2100 block of 39th Avenue. 

Gloria Rovinson from Jolin licLaren Children's Center spoke in 
support of the changes on the Jo. 25-Line as it v;ould stop very 
close to the Center. 

Frederick iiahan — -no response, 

Frances uc^lamara of the Lakeshore Acres Improvement Club, said 
her group of 1100 homes support the re-routing of the ITo. 10-Line 
because it gives them direct access to BART. She said it didn't 
matter which route the bus takes as long as it v;ill provide 
access to iihAT. 

Ronnie Jef f erson--no response 
Barbara Frost — no response 
John Bardis--no response 
Richard Kelly — no response 

'.•Jilliam L. OiedricJ,i said he has represented B'XRT as their labor 
attorney since 1961 and he favors rapid transit. He said he is 
opposed to the Jo. 10-Line going through Saint Francis "oods. 
He said he walks 5 minutes to either the K,L, or r Lines every 
day. 



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Joseph Ru3sorello, said there are no sidex-zalks adjacent to curbs 
in Saint Francis Toods. The areas which are adjacent to curbs 
are owned by the Saint Francis Horae Ovmers Association. Ila said 
in order for i uni to service the area, the City would have to 
purchase the property, because the homeovmers are not willing to 
take responsibility for people v^aiting for the bus. 

S. Steven — no response. 

Laura Carey turned her time over to Joanne Volfe of the r'ltizens 
Action League. Ms. Wolfe said hhe supports the No. 16X, No. 71 
and a bus along Lincoln '7ay. She turned over her time to Andy 
iicRae. iir. licHae said the Sunset District is growing and the 
ridership on the NOo 16X is increasing. 

Theresa Sapere-Angeli of the Citizens Action League said her 
organization v/as not given enough time to speak. 

Robert n. Callan asked if the Commission has checked the number 
of accidents on Saint Francis Boulevard and Santa Ana Street. 
He said there is a safety problem there. 

Lucy Karic — no response. 

Joseph Bisho, President of Saint Francis Homes Association, said 
the alternate route he proposes is .7 of a mile longer than 
liuni's proposed route. 

Commissioner Flynn asked ilr. Bisho to submit his alternate route 
to iir. ilatoff. 

Mrs. Ruth Kehlmann of the Citizens Action League, said T'uni's 
plan did not taice into consideration senior citizens v/alking 
up hills or the problems caused by eliminating buses on Lincoln 
IJay. 

Donald Connors of the Citizens Action League, said the Sunset 
District is 30 to 4 percent elderly. He asked that the no. 71 
be retained on its current route along Lincoln Hay. He said if 
the liuni lietro does not make its 4 minute turnaround in the 
evening the J-Judah -rill not be able to carry the current passen- 
gers on the if-Line, let alone the numbers of people v/ho would 
have to transfer because there's no To. 72 or do. ICX. it tne 
ridership increases as projected there vjill be over 200 people 
on each car during the rush hour. He said the Sunset District 
does not have equal service. 



President Pilcher, said she \7as pleased to see so many people 
in attendance and was sorry that all speakers could not be 
accommodated . 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURITED; 10:05 P.Ii. 



nOi AIWE A. Si'.ITH 
SECRETARY 



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MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

PUBLIC MEETING 
Fireman's Fund 
3333 California St., Auditorium 
7; 00 P.M. 
$ March 26, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 

DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 



APR 3 1S79 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
S.F. PUBLIC L BRARY 



Municipal Railway Accounts 

Hetch Hetchy Project Public Service 

Water Department Personnel & Training 

Safety 
PUC Computer Center 

Richard Sklar 

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 

SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 7:15 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioner John M, Sanger arrived at 7:20, Commissioner 
John F. Henning, Jr. arrived at 7:55. 

Absent: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

SPECIAL ^3EETING TO CONSIDER SAN FRAInICISCO 
MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 5-YEAR PLAN 197 9-1984, 
AND OBTAIN PUBLIC COMMENTS 



President Pilcher introduced the members of the Public Utilities 
Commission and staff. She stated that this meeting is one of a 
series of five evening meetings to obtain public comments on the 
Municipal Railway's 5-Year Plan. She said there have been over 
7 neighborhood meetings and 11 workshops in each supervisorial 
district to review the route recommendations of the Planning, 
Operations and Marketing (POM) study. The staff has made modi- 
fications to the plan and the Commi?;sion is now considering the 
staff's recommendations. 

President Pilcher announced that speakers would be limited to 

3 minutes if speaking as an individual, and 5 minutes if speaking 

for a group, 

Thomas Matoff, Acting Director of Planning, stated that the 
Commission will be asked to adopt the 5-Year Plan at a special 
meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 1979 at 2:00 p.m, in the Lurie Room 
of the Main Branch of the Public Library. He said at that time 
the Commission will also be asked to approve implementation of 
Phase I . 

Mark /Jiseman, Transit Planner, narrated a slide presentation 
highlighting the routes proposed in the 5-Year Plan with emphasis 
on service in the Richmond District. 

Gay Blackford said she supports the elderly and handicapped project 
being undertaken by Muni. She said she is in favor of accessible 
buses rather than dial-a-ride. She suggested the Muni have 
accessible buses at points where the service makes contact with 
other Bay Area accessible systems. She stated that the elderly 
and handicapped program should be included in r^uni's 5-Year Plan. 

Nathan R. Berke, representing the residents of El Camino del Mar, 
spoke in opposition to routing the No. 18 Line on El Camino del 

Mar . 

Jeanell Brell from Outer Balboa Street, west of 33rd Avenue, 
submitted a petition in opposition to the re-routing of the No. 38 
Line. 

Sylvia Dorreger, said she is opposed to re-routing the No. 10 Line 
away from 3 0th and Church Streets. She said she supports more 
public transportation to Golden Gate Park. She said she supports 
articulated buses for Geary Street but feels that smaller buses 
such as jitneys could be used in other areas of the City. Ms. 
Dorreger said there should be more shelters and they should have 
schedules posted in them. 

Paul Fechtner, said there should be an educational program in the 
schools to discourage vandalism. 



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Cliff Chambers, Transportation Broker for Children's Hospital and 
Marshal Hale nemorial Hospital, said he supports the 5-Year Plan 
because it will improve transportation to both hospitals. He 
spoke in favor of proposed lines Wos. 33, 1/55 and 28. He 
suggested that a contractor outside the Bay Area be hired to speed 
up wire installation for the No. 33 Line. Plr. Chambers spoke in 
favor of reverse commute service on the No. 1 Express. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if the No. 33X Line is intended to be a 
reverse commute line in the 5-Year Plan. Mr. Matoff stated that 
specific reverse commute express trips could be scheduled to 
accommodate specific institutions. 

Dan Cortney, representing the Associated Students of the University 
of San Francisco, said he has undertaken a survey of the transpor- 
tation needs of the students. He said he supports the 5-Year Plan 
because it will provide more service to the campus, especially 
crosstown service. He suggested that the No. 33 Line, originally 
proposed to run on Parker Avenue, be returned to Parker Avenue 
because it would better serve the University. 

Ron Kilcoyne said he supports the plan for the Richmond District. 
He said the present walk of one block from. 32nd Avenue to 33rd 
Avaaue to transfer from the No, 31 Line to the No. 38 Line is 
ludicrous and he supports the extension of the No. 31 Line to the 
beach. 

Peter Ehrlich asked where the money for the electrification of the 
No. 33 and No. 55 Lines will be obtained. Ilr. Matoff said 80% 
will come from the federal government and 20% will be from Hetch 
Hetchy power revenues. r4r. Ehrlich asked why the express line«= 
were routed on Bush Street, hlr . Matoff said Bush and Pine Streets 
are fast signal controlled streets. 

Irene Young, President of Jordan Park Improvement Association, 
said the Association is delighted that Muni has moved the proposed 
No. 33 Line from Parker Avenue to Arguello Boulevard. 

Rob McConnell spoke in support of the plan, especially Line Nos. 
33 and 44. 

Paul Rosenberg, representing the Planning, Association for the 
Richmond, said he supports the changes Muni staff made to the POM 
recoiranendations regarding the No. 7 2 Line and the No. 2 Line. He 
said there is still concern over the access of residents of Outer 
Balboa Street to Geary, and the No. 28 Line stopping on Park 
Presidio Boulevard. He said he supports the phased express on 
Geary Boulevard. 

Richard Moss said he supports the plan in general. He asked 
about "club bus" service. Mr. Matoff said "club buses" are 
generally used in suburban areas not inter-city service. 

Vincent Renzoni said he supports the plan. 

Sally Renzoni passed. 

Harold A. Brydon passed. 

I. Clarke said the overall system is efficient. She suggested 
more communication between the drivers and their supervisors. 

Endre Korost spoke in favor of the plan. 

O.W. Marquardt said he is opposed to the No. 10 Line re-routing 
because the change would mean he would have to walk uphill to 
take the bus, and he has difficulty walking due to a prosthesis. 



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Nancy Solomon asked how late at night the No. 33 Line would operate, 
Mr. Matoff answered, "to approximately 12; 30 a.m.". Ms. Solomon 
said the residents of Arguello Boulevard are not happy that the 
Wo. 33 Line is being "pushed over on them". 

June Pinkerton, said if the No. 10 Line is removed from the south 
slope of Wt. Davidson residents will have to take 2 buses to get 
to the BART station, which is only a mile and a half away. She 
asked how people in her area would get to Golden Gate Park if the 
No. 10 Line is re-routed. Mr. Matoff said that she could take the 
No. 43 where she presently boards the No. 10 and transfer to the 
No. 44 Line at Forest Hill Station. 

Kathleen Kearney, speaking for the University of San Francisco 
(faculty) said USF supports the plan. 

Ron Kemper, representing Kaiser Hospital, said the hospital 
supports the plan. He said approximately 20% of San Franciscans 
are health plan members. He offered to assist Muni in getting out 
information on the new routes to health plan members. 

Mariorie O'Brien, President of Clement Street West Merchants 
Association, said the merchants had strongly opposed the recommen- 
dation of the POM study to terminate the No. 2 Clement Line at 
Funston Avenue. She said petitions against this proposal were 
submitted to Muni some time ago. She submitted another petition 
which she said contained 1424 additional signatures. She said 
the Association could not support moving the No. 20 Line from 25th 
Avenue to Park Presidio Boulevard. 

David Tudor passed. 

Michael Ferro, a resident of El Camino del Mar, said he agreed 
with Mr. Berke. He said he didn't think as many as a handful of 
people would get on or off a bus on El Camino del Mar. 

Chuck Arnold from CAPTrans said that the plan cuts service to 
downtown from the Outer Mission and Sunset districts, but not 
from the Richmond district. He said the Richmond district will 
receive better service, especially crcsstown service, so the plan 
is getting better support in this district. He said CAPTrans 
supports the plan. 

George Brown from the Sacramento and Steiner area said he supports 
the plan. He suggested that Muni pull into the bus stop and not 
block the streets. He also commented on the number of bus stops-- 
two on some blocks and at least one on every block and the reluc- 
tance of the public to walk one block. 

Susan Mia, resident of 6th Avenue, said she supports the part of 
the plan that removes the No. 55 Line from the 100 block of 6th 
Avenue . 

Gregory Fein passed. 

Jeananne Whitmer said she supports total accessibility of the 
Muni. She asked when Muni Metro will be accessible to the 
disabled. She asked about an explanation of services to the 
elderly and handicapped. 

President Pilcher said that the handicapped and elderly study has 
not yet been presented to the Public Utilities Commission. 
Public meetings will be held at that time. 

Marcus W. Turk — no response. 

Jim Leinen passed. 



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Jonathan Llewellyn, said that Muni now stops the vehicle if the 
fare is not paid. He asked if the "no smoking" rule could be 
enforced in the same manner. He said it would do no good to 
improve Muni without a plan to reduce automobile use. He said 
he supports an overall transportation plan. 

Thomas Whelan passed. 

Tony Long passed. 

Bill Bishop — no response. 

Art Grossman — no response. 

Dorinda Bishop — no response. 

Bob Glover, representing the San Francisco Planning and Research 
Association, said SPUR commended Muni for an outstanding planning 
process and its series of "Outreach" meetings. He urged considera- 
tion of overall transportation requirements and citywide benefits 
as a higher priority than localized concerns on small specitic 
changes. Mr. Glover suggested that the section of the plan dealing 
with transit preferential measures be strengthened. He said that 
the elderly and handicapped study should be incorporated in the 
plan after it has been evaluated by the PUC. He suggested that 
maintenance program goals be incorporated in the plan as soon as 
possible and that there be public reporting in this area. He also 
asked that operating goals and phases beyond 1 and 2 be detailed 
soon and added to the plan. He said the Board of Supervisors 
should be asked to endorse the plan. 

John Lowry, representing the Presidio Heights Association of 
Neighbors, said the Association supports the re-routing of Lines 
55,1,2,3 and 4. 

Ira Jay Plotinsky — no response. 

Edith L. Plotinsky — no respnse. 

Fred Schendorf — no response. 

Jean Circiella, said she supports the increased crosstown service 
and electrification of lines. 

Charles Vercelli from Jackson Street near Laguna, said he supports 
the plan and approves of the proposed electric service on Jackson 
Street. He suggested routing the inbound No. 3 Line down Pacific 
Avenue rather than Washington Street. 

Donald McDonald — no response. 

Kathi P. Smith — no response. 

Valerie Rodetsky — no response. 

P.J. Walsh — no response. 

Charlotte Elam, Secretary of the Richmond District Council, said 
she received the plan 3 days ago and hasn ' t had a chance to 
review it. She asked if the plan was "robbing Peter to pay Paul". 
Mr. Matoff said that the plan is based upon the 197 6 level of 
service from which 50 runs were cut that will be restored in the 
5-Year Plan. Ms. Elam said articulated buses won't be able to 
get into the bus stops because cars are lined up to get into gas 
stations. 

Larry Sork, said he supports the plan. He asked if the rush hour 
No. 55 Line buses would be diesel or electric. Mr. Matoff answered, 

"electric'" . 

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A.M. Schreiber said she likes the routes as they are, particularly 
the No. 55, 21, 2 and 38 Lines. 

Peter Mendelsohn coiiunented that people "sneak on" the bus through 
the back door now. The articulated buses, with 3 doors, will give 
these people 2 doors to use to "sneak on". He spoke in opposition 
to extending the cable car line. 

John L. Field — no response. 

Doris Cohen, representing the VJestern Addition Neighborhood 
Association, thanked Muni for putting in the No. 4 line all day. 
She said the Association objects to routing the No. 38 Express on 
Bush Street. Mr. Matoff said a distinction was made between rush 
hour service to the financial district and all day travel to the 
downtown retail core. Mr. Matoff said he would re-evaluate retain- 
ing the 38 Express on Post Street. 

Mrs. Dioravanti suggested that a load factor be enforced on the No. 
55 Line. Mr. Green said each bus, depending on its condition, has a 
different load capacity. 

Stephen L. Taber, formerly a consultant to the California Business 
and Transportation Agency, commended the Muni on the 5-Year Plan. 
He said he supports the E-Embarcadero Line and larger vehicles. 
He suggested implementing the Board of Supervisors' 1972 transit 
preferential streets policy. He said as a resident of Pine Street 
he does not mind express buses on Pine and Bush Streets if it 
benefits the whole community. 

Walter Ballin said he supports the 5-Year Plan, particularly routing 
the No. 38 Line out Geary Boulevard to the beach. He said there 
should be transit only lanes on O'Farrell and Geary Streets east of 
Gough Street from 7s 00 A.M. to 9; 00 P.M. He supports transit 
preferential streets in the downtown area. He said he supports the 
improved 38 Express service and the improved cross town service. 
He said he supports improved maintenance of the buses and better 
management. 

Charles D. Wiley — no response. 

Alicia Wiley — no response. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURnIEDs 9; 10 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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<: MINUTES 

m^- ^ — — — -^ — — 

5::.' PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:05 P.M. 
:^ March 27, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



APR 2 3 1979 



DOCU^A£NTS DEPT. 

a.F. PUBLIC l;bp^ry 



DEPARTMENTS 



BUREAUS 



Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To order: 2; 05 P.M. 

Presents President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr., 
John M. Sanger 

The minutes of the regular meeting of March 13, 1979, were 
approved . 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



79-0112 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

Approving application to the Department 
of Transportation for a grant under the 
Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act 
of 1964, as amended. (TIP Program Amend- 
ment) 



Vote: Ayes-Pilcher , McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
No-Henning 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0113 HH Approving the adoption of rate schedules 
to be charged by the Public Utilities 
Commission for furnishing Hetch Hetchy 
power to private consumers and municipal • 
departments of the City & County of San 
Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes- Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
Henning-excused from meeting 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0114 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 
534 for L-Line Streetcar Overhead System, 
Conversion for Pantograph Operation and 
Feeder Underground ing. Net Cost: $905,000. 
(Power Improvement Program/ Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0115 HH Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $19,871 to provide funds for additional 
work under HH Contract No. 53 2 N-Line 
Streetcar Overhead System, Conversion for 
Pantograph Operation and Sunset Tunnel 
Electrification. (Power Improvement Pro- 
gram/Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



79-103 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0116 HH Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $67 5,81 to provide funds for additional 
work under HH Contract No. 549- Bryant 
Substation and Power Control Center, Con- 
struct Building and Install Equipment. 
(Power Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0117 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under HH Contract No. 523- Judah Street, 
20th to 48th Avenues, Underground Power 
Facilities; approving credit modification 
of $22,216.50; and authorizing final pay- 
ment of $28,7 61.04. (Power Improvement Pro- 
gram/ Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0118 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under HH Contract No. 578- Ocean, San Jose 
and Onondaga Avenues, Underground Power 
Facilities and Related Work; approving 
credit modification of $11,37 0.05; and 
authorizing final payment of $13,032.95 to 
L.K. Comstock and Company, Inc., Contractor. 
(Power Improvement Program/ Transit Improve- 
ment Program) 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0119 W Authorizing staff of Water Department to 
advertise and circulate a Request for 
Proposal for consultant assistance in 
conducting water waste survey, leak detec- 
tion and other Hydraulic investigation. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0120 W Authorizing Eugene J. Kelleher, General 

Manager and Chief Engineer cr Harry '7. Tracy, 
Purification Division Manager, to execute 
on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission 
all applications and related documents with 
the Federal Communications Commission, per- 
taining to the San Francisco Water Depart- 
ment Mobile Radio System. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of I'cCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the follov/ing resolution v/as adopted; 

79-0121 ri Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 

under Contract Jo. IIR-663-Twin Peaks Tunnel, 
Repairs to Ventilating Intake Station, 10th 
and Hattie Streets; and authorizing final 
payment of $970 to All Style Steel, Inc., 
Contractor, (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote^ Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the follov;ing resolution was adopted? 

79-0122 li Authorizing bid call for Contract Mo. riR-719- 
Lighting llodifications and Improvements at 
Potrero Shop and Yard, and Presidio Shop and 
Yard. Estimated Costs $60,350. 

Vote I Ayes-Pilcher, JicCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the follovjing resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0123 11 Approving payment of claims, amount $66,471.06, 
from nunicipal Railway revolving fund, month 
of February, 197 9. 

Vote-. Ayes-Pilcher, licCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0124 n Approving cancellation and write-off of 

uncollectible accounts receivable more than 
90 days past due, amount $1,062,50, month 
of February, 1979? and approving compromise 
and collection of liunicipal Railway claims 
for damages against miscellaneous debtors, 
amount $6,o50.4o, month of February, 1979. 

Vote: A.yes-Pilcher, l.cCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the follovjing resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0125 li Amending list of authorized signatures for 
General Claims Agent Revolving Fund to 
reflect departmental transfers and current 
personnel assignments. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of 'cCrea, seconde-^. by Flynn, 
the follov/ing resolution v;as adopted: 

79-0111 11 Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 

in settlement of claiirs against the Munici- 
pal Railway, total amount $52,7 96.72. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, licCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted s 

7 9-0126 HH Adopting a policy that PG&E continue to 

provide mercury vapor lights in San Fran- 
cisco until such time as it can be demon- 
strated to be economically feasible to 
convert to high-pressure sodium vapor 
units. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Sanger 
Excused-Flynn 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by ricCrea, 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0127 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to execute a memorandum of under- 
standing on a compromise and settlemexit of 
disputed street lighting rates charged the 
City by PGfiE, and a letter agreement 
amending the "Agreement between City and 
County of San Francisco and Pacific Gas & 
Electric Company, for furnishing Street 
Lighting Service'. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Sanger 
Excused-Flynn 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted ; 

7 9-012C HH Terminating the permit to ilr. Ilartin Murphy 
for residential use of Cottage do. 1, Camp 
Mather, Tuolurane County, effective Anril 
30,1979. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, licCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

79-0129 Rejecting all bids received for HM Contract 
I\Jo, 551-Richmond Substation, Equipment 
Installation and r.elated Building Alterations. 
(Pov/er Improvement Program) 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On iaotion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, 
the follov/ing resolution i/as adopted? 

79-0130 J Setting Tuesday, April 10, 1979, at 2-; 00 P.M., 
as the date and time for a public hearing to 
be conducted in Room 2u2, City Hall, San 
Francisco, by the PUC for considering a propo- 
sal for rate increase for v/ater service and 
water supplied by the San Francisco TJater 
Department. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0131 J Av/arding "^'D Contract I^o. 1740n-Suburban 

Facilities, lillbrae, California-to r.alph 
Larsen & Son, Inc., Burlingame, California, 
in the base bid amount of $3,103,476.00. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, ilcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

/ 
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On motion of licCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution v;as adopted: 

79-0132 W Authorizing the transfer of unclaimed 
guarantee deposits in the amount of 
$6,,570o22 to the ".later Department ITet 
Capital Investment Account, 

Vote* Ayes-Pi Icher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by I.cCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0133 II Endorsing in principle the proposal for 

a new terminal for the H-Judah streetcar line 
west of the westerly curb line of the Lower 
Great Highv/ay north of Judah Street and 
authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities and the General lianager of the 
iiunicipal Railway to seek authorization from 
the Recreation and Park Commission for con- 
struction of the proposed facility on land 
under the jurisdiction of that Commission. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, iicCrea,- Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0134 M Authorizing the General Iianager of Public 

Utilities to execute the required documents 
and take such other actions as may be 
necessary to obtain and expend certain toll 
bridge revenues for the sole benefit and use 
of the Municipal Railv/ay of the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by IlcCrea, 
the follovring resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0135 11 Approving an agreement for the exchange of 
transfers as authorized by Section 3.591 
of the Charter between the riunicipal Railway 
and the Golden Gate Ferry, v/ith all discounts 
to be funded from a Section Chapter 1130, 
(SB 2u3) grant from the Gtate of California. 

Vote? Ayes-Pilcher, IicCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Ganger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0136 11 Authorizing the .iunicioal Railway to activelv 
particioate in the establishrent of a atftering 
committee to create a Paratransit coordinating 
Council for the City and County of San Fran- 
cisco, 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by IlcCrea, 
the following resolution v/as adopted: 

7 9-0137 li Request for Transportation Development Act of 
1971 funding for the fiscal year 1979-19G0. 

vote: Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

79-0133 il Recommending that the Purchaser of Supplies 
av/ard Coach Tire Rental contract to the 
General Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, 
Ohio, for a period of 5 years commencing 
riarch 1, 1979, and that all other bids be 
rejected. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



Copies of the c±>ove resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



THEREUPON THE liEETIHG ADJOURtTEDi 5? 30 P. II. 



ROILAIITE A. SlilTII 
SECFnETARY 



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REPORT OF THE GELTERAL imiJAGCR- Richard Sklar 
Compensatory Tii'.e for Executives 

fir, Sklar announced new procedures, effective from "today forward", 
governing compensatory time off for executives, subject to 
concurrence by the Commission. He explained that the City Charter 
and ordinances gives each appointing officer the right to establish 
rules for compensatory time for ''S'" employees. 

Purchase of Tires 

Iir. Sklar recommended av/ard of the liunicipal Railway term purchase 
tire contract to the General Tire and Rubber Company. The matter 
lias continued from the PUC meeting of iiarch 13, iS79. The award 
proposal was reviewed by ilciiorris ■.. Dov;, Utilities General 
Counsel, his colleagues in the City Attorney's Office, and mem- 
bers of the staff. The new contract is more advantageous than 
the previous one, but Iir. Sklar recommended an effort to interest 
more bidders on the next contract. 

President Pilcher directed that this natter be added as "Item 
24" at the end of the calendar. 

Hetch lletchy Surplus 

Iir. Oral L. Iloore, General Ilanager, Hetch Hetchy 'later & Power, 
will prepare for the next meeting or the one thereafter, a 
declaration of $6.5 million Hetch Hetchy surplus. This really 
amounts to a $3.5 million surplus. It does not 'touch' any 
of the capital expenditures. A total of $3 million held in 
anticipation of possible loss of the lawsuit involving United 
Airlines on electric rates was released by the City Controller, 
Based on the advice of the City Attorney and a private attorney 
in the case, and the economic situation of Hetch Hetchy and the 
City, it v/as agreed that release of this money is an appropriate 
action. 

Transit Equipment Supervisor 

Explaining an organizational change at the ilunicipaL Railway, 
iir. Sklar said that responsibility for the entire maintenance 
effort has been placed under the direction of Frank Baggetta, 
Transit Equipment Superintendent, v;ho v/ill report directly to 
Curtis E. Green, General Manager, liunicipal Railway. Iir. 
Baggetta is moving to implement organizational changes beneath 
his position. He will proceed with an implementation plan to 
achieve UTDC goals. over an 10-month period. 

Construction Projects 

Iir. Sklar stated that he will be concentrating on the $17 
million worth of construction underway. He said construction 
is ''somewhat out of control", cost over-runs and tine delays 
in both construction projects and the LRV project. He v/ill 
bring recomiaendations on dealing v.dth the ma'-ter to the next "UC 
meeting or the one after. 

Financial Control Gystera 

iir. Slvlar said he v/ill study this matter throughout the PUC. 
Tiiere are fragmenteu accounting systems, i;ith the exception 
perhaps of the accounting function of the :ater and ^'.etch Hetchy 
Departraents. The jrants progran is out of control, v/ith "too 
raucu in people's head and too little on paper . 



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President Pilcher announced that the final neighborhood meeting 
on the 5-Year Plan will be held March 29, 1979, at Balboa High 
School, 1000 Cayuga Street. A public meeting will be held on 
April 3, 1979, in the Lurie Room of the Main Library. 



******** 



Resolution No. 79-0112 — PUBLIC HEARING to consider application to 
the Department of Transportation for a grant under the Urban Mass 
Transportation Assistance Act of 1964, as amended. (TIP Program 
Amendment) 

An official transcript of the hearing in connection with Resolution 
No. 7 9-0012 was made during the meeting. This transcript will be 
available for public review in the office of the Secretary of the 
Public Utilities Commission, Room 287, City Hall. 

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President Pilcher explained that the Transit Improvement Program 
Amendment includes Forest Hill Station, the acquisition of 
property adjacent to the Woods Motor Coach Division, and the cable 
car system analysis and re-building. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green stated that reconstruction of Forest Hill 
Station would cost approximately $14 million, with UMTA providing 
80 percent funding to a maximum of $10 million. 

Mr. Green said the estimated cost of site acquisition, relocating 
occuDants, and developing the property for expansion of Woods 
Motor Joach Division is $950,000 with UMTA covering 80 percent of 
the cost. 

The consultant's preliminary estimate for re-railing existing 
cable car lines is approximately $20 million, with 80 percent 
UMTA financing. 

tir. Green stated that funds are also requested for rehabilitation 
of the Cable Car Barn. 

The proposed amendment to the TIP budget totals $36,366,190. 
Norman Rolfe of the Cable Car Citizen's Advisory Committee said 
that the committee feels the application for funds for the cable 
car system should "move ahead" now. 

Following discussion between Commissioners and staff on the item 
to re-rail existing cable car lines. Commissioner John M. Sanger 
moved that this item be deleted from the TIP amendment until Chin 
and Hensolt has made a progress report to the Commission. 

Commissioner HcCrea seconded the motion. 

Following public comment on this item, the Coinmission voted 
unanimously to delete it from the TIP amendment. 

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President Pilcher read Item No.l, the reconstruction of Forest 
Hill Station, as follows: The estimated cost of reconstructing 
Forest Hill Station under either of the alternative design schemes 
developed by the Municipal Railway's consultants would be 
approximately $14 million. In the proposed application UMTA 
would be requested to provide 80 percent of the funds required, 
for a maximum of $10 million. (UMTA's share $8 million). The 
balance of the project would be funded through the Federal Aid 
Urban Systems Programs. State Article XIX (Proposition 5) funds 
have been progreimmed to cover the local commitment. 

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The Commission received comments from the public. 

Albert E. Browning, representing the Forest Hill Association, 
read a Board of Supervisors' resolution requesting that the Public 
Utilities Commission reconsider the design concept for Forest 
Hill Station. He spoke in favor of tearing dovm the existing 
structure and constructing an open air, landscaped station as 
recommended in the consultant's Scheme I. 

Mrs. Laddie B. Scollin, Elaine S. Klemmer, C.J. Scollin, Frances S. 
Miller, Frances McNamara, Dick Barton and Kay Stanford Field spoke 
in favor of demolishing the existing station and constructing a 
new station according to Scheme I . 

Maurice Klebolt, Jay Turnbull, Gray Brechin, Jean Kortum and Mrs. 
Bland Piatt, spoke in favor of the historical preservation of the 
station and implementing the consultants design Scheme II. 

During discussion between Conunission and staff. Commissioner 
McCrea stated he would like to have the wording on page 2 of the 
supplementary amendment changed because of the implication that 
a choice has not been made. 

Mr. Sklar suggested that the supplementary amendment detail be 
changed to reflect the Commission's decision. The language as 
written indicates that there is some ambiguity on the part of the 
Commission, he said. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that if the intent is to speed funds 
from UMTA to rebuild the station, and if UMTA approval is less 
likely without historic preservation, the document must clearly 
reflect that it is the Commission's intent to preserve the 
existing building. 

Commissioner Sanger moved the resolut-'on with the following 
amendment — that the third paragraph, third sentence, be modified 
to say, "WHEREAS, It would now appear appropriate to seek 
additional Federal assistance through this program to finance the 
proposed rehabilitation of Forest Hill Station, including the 
development of new facilities and the retention of the existing 
building known as Lagiona Honda Station above the surface,..." 

Commissioner McCrea seconded the motion. Commissioners Pilcher 
and Flynn voted "aye". Commissioner Henning voted "no". 

Mr. Sklar commented that the re-railing of existing cable car 
lines must be deleted. 

President Pilcher noted that the funding in Item No. 4 will also 
have to be changed. 

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President Pilcher said Item 2, which has to do with the acquisi- 
tion of six sites adjacent to the Woods Motor Coach Division 
would be considered. 

President Pilcher said this matter came up when she first became 
a member of the Commission, and she was shocked at the price tag 
and asked if there could be some appraisal ot the land. To her 
knowledge, she said, an appraisal of the land was never brought 
back to the Commission. 

President Pilcher declared a recess at 3:47 p.m. 

At 3 ; 52 p.m., the meeting reconvened. 



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President Pilcher stated that at the request of the handicapped 
community, an interpreter was present for the convenience of those 
with impaired hearing. Since no one was present who needed his 
services, he was excused. 

Rino Bei, Program Manager, Transit Improvement Program, stated 
that the staff had obtained the assessed valuation carried on 
the records by the Assessor. He said acquisition costs were 
estimated to be $490,000. Relocation costs could be in the range 
of $110,000. The Director of Property said he would contract 
with the Redevelopment Agency for relocation services. 

Commissioner McCrea asked that this item be put over, and that 
staff come back with supporting evidence that the Commission asked 
for a year ago. 

Commissioner Henning seconded the motion, which was unanimously 
adopted . 

Regarding Item Nos, 4 and 5, Engineering and Inspection, and 
Contingency funds. President Pilcher said she presumed that there 
vould be different figures. 

Dr. Christensen stated that the items would drop in value. He 
said engineering costs would be six percent of $10 million at 
$600,000, and the contingency would be ten percent of $10 million 
for $1,000,000. 

Commissioner Sanger moved, and Commissioner McCrea seconded that 
Item No. 4 be modified to read $600,000. This was unanimously 
adopted . 

Commissioner Flynn moved passage of Item No. 5, contingency funds. 
Commissioner McCrea seconded the motion, which was unanimously 
adopted. 

Mr. Sklar stated he would appreciate it if the Commission would 
permit the staff to write the Board of Supervisors advising them 
that on line item number 15.11.30, extend Cable Car Line to 
Fisherman's Wharf, no action is being taken. A Board of Supervi- 
sors decision is necessary if any action will be taken. 

******** 

ITEM NO. 7 (b) — PUBLIC HEARING to consider application to the 
Department of Tremsportation for a grant under the Urban I'.ass 
Transportation Assistance Act of 1964, as amended* 

Mr. Green said the Municipal Railway is proposing that the 
Systems Improvement Program be amended to provide funds for 
facility improvements and the purchase of shop equipment and 
subway maintenance and miscellaneous equipment. Service and 
security vehicles, additional ultra-high frequency radios and 
walkie talkies are requested. Wheelchair lifts are requested 
and spare components for 100 LRVs. 

Mr. Green stated that the total cost of the SIP Program Amendment 
is $45,450,947. 

******** 

At 4;22 p.m.. Commissioner Henning was excused from the meeting. 

******** 



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******** 

Following discussion among Commissioners and staff, and public 
testimony. Commissioner Sanger moved that the public hearing on 
this matter be continued. Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion, 
which was unanimously adopted: 

President Pilcher directed that Item No. 7 (b) be continued to the 
PUG meeting of April 10, 1979. 

******** 

Resolution No. 7 9-0113 — PUBLIC HEARING to consider the adoption of 
rates schedules to be charged by the PUC for furnishing Hetch 
Hetchy power to private consumers and municipal departments of the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
said the application is to bring Hetch Hetchy rates into line 
with power rates prevalent in the area as approved by the State 
PUC. It v/ill result in a reduction of revenue to Hetch Hetchy, 
and savings to customers of the IJater Department and San Francisco 
International Airport. 

President Pilcher asked for public comment, and there was none. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if this was anticipated in the 1979-80 
Hetch Hetchy budget. 

Mr. Moore replied that PG&E is presently processing rate changes 
at the rate of once a quarter. It was therefore anticipated that 
there would be some change. 

******** 

ITEM WO. 9— PUBLIC HEARING to consider the General Manager of 
Municipal Railway's proposal to disallow the installation or 
exterior advertising panels on the new Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) . 

President Pilcher explained that this matter was deferred from 
the PUC meeting of March 13, 1979. She said Commissioner Henning 
has expressed an interest in this item, and would like it deferred 
to the PUC meeting of April 10, 1979. She said he vehicles are 
not here yet, and there is no hurry on this matter. She re- 
quested some figures on the potential loss. 

President Pilcher asked for comments from the audience. 

Mr. Frank Scheifler asked why the Commission does not worry about 
the rest of the vehicles. 

President Pilcher replied that Muni does ha^ro a cc^trac*-. with 
Metro Transit Advertising for a period of time for a minimum 
guarantee of $4 00,000 a year. She expiainea cnat it tne 
Commission wishes to change its policy of alio-Hna advertsing on 
new vehicles it must renegotiate with the advertismgg "frinm, 

Ms. Marguerite VJarren said she is interested in what Muni is 
going to lose. 

Commissioner Sanger said the estimate is $7 6,000. 

Mr. Paul J. Phillips of Metro Transit Advertising said the 
minimum guarantee at present is $400,000, but the firm nas been 
above the minimum guarantee for the past few years. 



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Conunissioner Flynn stated he remembers whe.» x;o;.ro Transit Ad- 
vertising requested that the minimvim be reduced. 

Mr. Phillips said his firm would rather be delivering additional 
revenue to the City because his firm would then also be receiving 
additional revenue. 

Mr. Sklar stated the $7 6,000 figure is probably as good c. guess 
as any. He conunented that when the LRVs go into operation 
subway advertising will take over and will probably mitigate or 
eliminate any deficit. 

Mr. Sklar said the question is will advertisers buy at the same 
rate for a vehicle that is underground in all of Market Street, 

Mr. Phillips noted that only 25% of the trackage is underground 
on Market Street. 

Mr. Sklar said he thinks 7 5 percent of the viewers are on Market 
Street. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Phillips 
said the contract expires in June, 1981. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that this item be brought back 
in three months. 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0126 — Adopting a policy that PG&E continue to 
provide mercury vapor lights in San Francisco until such time as 
it can be demonstrated to be economically feasible to convert 
to high-pressure sodium vapor units. 

Commissioner Flynn asked to be excused from voting on this item 
and on the next item, due to a conflict of interest. On motion 
of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, the 
Commission voted to excuse Commissioner Flynn from voting on 
these items . 

Commissioner Sanger asked the basis for the PG&E charge which 
results in the large increase. 

Mr. Moore replied that it is a combination of capital costs, the 
economic life of the units, and the energy costs. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that San Francisco does not pay 
the energy costs, and Mr. Moore stated that is where the big 
saving comes from San Francisco. 

Commissioner McCrea asked about replacement, and Mr. Moore 
replied that questions are raised in certain neighborhoods about 
intensity of street lights. Where new lights are going to be 
installed anyway, Hetch Hetchy will allow PG&E to install the 
high pressure sodium vapor lights, which do result in some energy 
saving in the long run. However, these lights would cost almost 
$650,000 a year. He said the power is valued at the municipal 
rate. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if the power could not be sold at market 
rate. 



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Mr. Moore replied that the monthly difference between mercury 
vapor and sodium vapor is $44,000. 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher, Mr. Moore stated 
the lights on Market Street are high pressure sodium vapor. He 
said mercury vapor lights are the lights that now generally 
light San Francisco neighborhoods, both PG&E and City owned. The 
City has converted a few locations to high pressure sodium vapor. 

Commissioner Sanger pointed out that the City has a master plan, 
and in the master plan is an urban design element. The urban 
design element specifically provides that only selected streets 
in the City shall have special lighting so as to demarcate their 
importance. One is Market Street, one is the approach to the 
Golden Gate Bridge, one is the Highway 101 approach to the Bay 
Bridge . 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher, Mr. Moore stated 
that the Charter assigns responsibility to the PUC for spacing 
and design of street lighting. 

******** 

Resolution No. 7 9-0127 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute a memorandum of understanding on a com- 
promise and settlement of disputed street lighting rates charged 
the City by PG&E and a letter agreement amending the "Agreement 
between CCSF and PG&E for Furnishing Street Lighting Service" . 

Mr. Moore reported that Deputy City Attorney Leonard Snaider 
has been working with PG&E. Ketch Hetchy has had some differences 
with PG&E regarding how they came to establish certain rates 
that only affected San Francisco. After a year's negotiations 
Mr. Snaider reached an agreement with PG&E, which will result in 
a refund to the City of $135,000 and a reduction in street 
lighting rates, 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0131 — Awarding WD Contract No. 1740-S\iburban 
Facilities, Millbrae, California- to Ralph Larsen & Son, Inc., 
Burlingame, California in the base bid amount of $3,168,476.80. 

Mr. George L. Newkirk, Contract COmp^^iaBae Off tcec, ,statted 
that one of the contractor's "subs" has been ruled a non-bonafide 
minority subcontractor by the San Francisco Human Rights 
Commission. He said that prior to today's meeting he was called 
by the Human Rights Commission and told that the subcontractor 
in question has asked for a re-hearing of the matter, and this 
has been granted. The contractor, Ralph Larsen, is willing to 
substitute another minority concrete contractor if the present 
subcontractor cannot be qualified. 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher, Mr. Dow stated 
that substitution of listed sub-contractors must be brought 
back to the Commission. Regarding the Amelco protest, Mr. Dow 
stated that the low bidder is going to do his own roofing work. 
Amelco is the 4th or 5th bidder. The =!ub-contractor to whom 
he objects is not part of the successful bid. For that reason 
it is not necessary to do anything concerning the Amelco letter. 

Resolution No. 79-0132 — Authorizing the transfer of unclaimed 
guarantee deposits in the amount of $6,57 0.22 to the Water 
Department Net Capital Investment Account. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why it is necessary to wait 10 years 
before transferring these funds. 

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Mr. Eugene J. Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, Water 
Department, replied that the Water Department Rules and Regula- 
tions specify a ten-year period. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that staff bring an amendment to 
the Rules and Regulations before the Commission. 

I'lr. Kelleher stated that staff is presently working on amending 
the Rules and Regulations, and will amend the section on transfer 
of unclaimed guarantee deposits. 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0133 — Endorsing in principle the proposal for 
a new terminal for the N-Judah streetcar line west of the 
westerly curb line of the Lower Great Highway north of Judah 
Street and authorizina the General Manager of Public Utilities 
and the General Manager of the Municipal Railway to seek autho- 
rization from the Recreation and Park Commission for construction 
of the proposed facility on land under the jurisdiction of that 
Commission. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that 5 or 6 months ago this matter 
came before the Commission, and was nut over due to a question 
of jurisdiction after a considerable amount of discussion. He 
asked Mr. McMorris Dow why it has taken six months to ascertain 
which agency has jurisdiction over the property » 

t4r. Dow stated he did most of the work on this matter, and there 
were many reports to go over. Also, he said, there was some 
difference of opinion in his office as to whether the item had 
to be rushed. 

President Pilcher asked Mr. Green why the Commission is endorsing 
something in principle over which the Recreation and Park Depart- 
ment has jurisdiction. 

Mr. Green replied that Muni wishes the project approved in 
principle in order to seek authorization from the Recreation 
and Park Commission to construct the facility. Staff will then 
come back to the Commission for bid call and award of contract. He 
said the project is also subject to review and approval by the 
North Central Regional Commission. 

Mr. Joseph Balanesi, Jr., an attorney representing I4rs. Doris 
Surian, property o\>mer, said he objects to and opposes the opinion 
rendered by the City Attorney's Office. He said he feels it 
requires more than approval by the Recreation and Park Commission 
to permit the use of the particular area for the terminal facility, 
Mr. Balanesi submitted a new map to the Commission. The pro- 
posed site, he said, will cause an impact on the property owner 
located across the Lower Great Highway. The impact would be one 
of noise, proximity and vibrations, as well as a visual impact. 
He said there are other more suitable locations. If the terminal 
were built on the South side of Judah Street there would be 
greater distance interposing, he said. Mr. Balanesi stated that 
Selina Bendix, Environmental Review Officer, in response to a 
letter from the property owner, stated that noise and vibration 
in the area north of Judah Street would increase. Mr. Balanesi 
added that there are 58 tenants of the property owner who reside 
in that building and oppose the proposal. 

Commissioner Sanger said he recalled a request by the Commission 
for an example of what would occur if the facility were built 
South of Judah Street. 

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Mr. Rino Bei said that staff's first selection was to go South. 
In response to concerns expressed by residents it was decided 
to go North. 

CoiTtinissioner Sanger asked about anticipated vibration. 

Mr. Bei replied that the cars would be moving slowly. He said 
the amount of vibration would depend somewhat on the soil in 
the area. 

Mr. Sklar commented that it is not a matter that one can measure, 
but the vibration will be felt at whatever distance people see 
the cars moving. 

Commissioner Sanger said he went out to look at the site. There 
is proximity going North, but only garages front on the street 
at street level. He said that impact is more severe going South, 
in terms of fronting property owners. On the other hand, going 
South would increase the distance so that vibration and noise 
would be attenuated by the increase in distance. 

Doris Surian said the project would interfere with the livelihood 
and the neighborhood, and is "putting the cart before the horse". 
She said the people on Judah Street voted the project down. 

Commissioner Sanger explained that the Commission is attempting 
to start a process, and a terminal is necessary for the Judah 
line. He said the staff was told to come back with justification 
for going three-quarters of the way down the block. The 
Commission is not today, he said, approving any specific design, 
and there are requirements to be met by the Department of City 
Planning with respect to landscaping. He said he doubts tjiat. 
the terminal will be as long as proposed, because the Commission 
has never been presented with justification for that amount of 
backup space. 

Mr. Sklar estimated the length of the terminal could be reduced. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that the optimal situation is the 
northern route which would stop almost where Mrs. Surian' s 
property line begins. 

Commissioner Flynn made a motion to endorse in principle, with 
the staff to bring back to the Commission a determination to 
include shortening the terminal to alleviate the impeict on 
property owners. 

Commissioner McCrea seconded the motion, vfhich was xinanintiously 

adopted . 

ITEM NO. 23 — Discussion of the "No Fare, No Ride" policy 
inaugurated on January 8, 197 9. 

President Pilcher said staff was to come back ;ith a report on 
this matter after 90 days. Since 90 days have not elapsed, she 
directed that the matter be deferred to a later meeting. 

******** 

Mr. Sklar stated that it is intended as a part of the LRV program 
during this fiscal year to begin putting cars on the K-Line in 
shuttle configuration on April 2, 1979. These cars will be 
intermixed with PCC cars. They will be non-revenue cars and will 
be part of the test program. A number of cars which have been 
tested at night will be moved into a more simulated operation mode, 
These cars will run from a shuttle loop from Balboa Park to West 
Portal. The public will be encouraged to ride the cars and will 
ride free. No one will be able to get a transfer. The cars 
will be identified as test vehicles. 

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Mr. Farrel Scliell, Director, Muni Metro Task Force, stated the 
K-Ingleside display will have to be shown. He said there would 
be no change in K-Ingleside scheduled service. 

Mr. Sklar stated that in the event that the proposed service 
makes the 92 an obsolete service the Commission will be asked to 
implement the Line 92 abandonment. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 5:38 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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M 



■^ M I_ N U T E S 

ijp PUBLIC UTILITIES COriMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

PUBLIC MEETING 

Balboa High School 

1000 Cayuga Street, Auditorium 

7;00 P.M. 

^ March 29, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter HcCrea, Vice President 
H„ Tie 1 ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 



APR 3 1979 



John M. Sanger °°^"^f'^J^ l-*?^ 

^ S.F. PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 



Municipal Railway Accounts 

Hetch Hetchy Project Public Service 

Hater Department Personnel & Training 

Safety 
PUC Computer Center 

Richard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL MAl'JAGER 
Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order; 7; 15 P.M. 

Present; President Claire C, Pilcher, Commissioner John M. Sanger 

Absent: Vice President Peter McCrea, Commissioner H. T-7elton Flynn, 
John F. Henning, Jr. 

SPECIAL MEETING TO COHSIDER THE SAN FRANCISCO 
HUI'JICIPAL RAILl-JAY 5-YEAR PLAN 1979-1984, 
AND OBTAIN PUBLIC COMIENTS 



President Pilcher introduced Commissioner Sanger and members of 
the Public Utilities Commission staff. She said there have been 
over 70 community meetings, 11 district workshops and this meet- 
ing is the fifth night meeting of the Public Utilities Commission 
to discuss the Municipal Railway's 5-Year Plan. She announced the 
Commission meeting of April 3, 1979, when the plan will be voted 
upon. 

Thomas Matoff, Acting Director of Planning, stated that the 5-Year 
Plan is a master plan for transit over a 5-year period mandated by 
the Federal government, based upon the recommendations of the 
Planning, Operations and Marketing (POM) study. 

Buford Johnson, Transit Planner, narrated a slide presentation 
highlighting the routes proposed in the 5-Year Plan, with emphasis 
on lines serving tiie southeastern section of the City. 

President Pilcher announced that individual speakers would be 
allowed 3 minutes and speakers representing a group would be 
allowed 5 minutes . 

Frank Scheifler said that San Francisco has the highest "riding 
habit" of any city in the United States v/ithout rapid transit. 
He said the present routing must be somewhat right without going 
to the drastic changes that are proposed. He submitted a written 
statement of his comments on the 5-Year Plan to the Commission. 

Carlos Luna stated that he is a long-time user of public transit. 
He said if he had a choice he would take a jitney. He said the 
plan will eliminate the No. 14 GUERRERO and encourage people to 
ride BART, which isn't reliable. 

Marion Aird read a letter from the Department of Public llorks to 
the Transit Improvement Program regarding possible engineering and 
traffic problems posed by the proposed J-Line extension. She said 
that this project bears thorough investigation before any decision 
is made to put light rail vehicles on San Jose Avenue. 

Julius Zamacona said he agrees with Ms. Aird. He said he is con- 
cerned about the No. 12 Line going past his house on San Jose 
Avenue. He asked if the No. 47 Line is to be discontinued. Mr. 
Matoff answered, "Yes". 

IJilliam W. Iloodworth said he was present to protest the No. 14 Line 
serving Daly City when San Franciscans can't get on. He said, 
"now you want to serve BART". 

Commissioner Sanger said that if Muni does not serve Daly City 
people will drive into the City, park their ceirs on neighborhood 
streets , and use the bus . 

Mario Renzi — passed. 



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Emil Bertana said he is opposed to the llo. 26 looping through 
Stonecrest due to the narrow streets, noise and exhaust fumes. He 
said this was not in the original plan„ 

Ira Phelps — passed. 

Anna F. Bray, President of St. Mary's Park Improvement Club, said 
her club is happy to have a bus serving their area. She said they 
had tried for a long time to get a bus. 

C31oria Cerutti of San Jose Avenue said her area is fighting street- 
cars, wires, property depreciation, noise, etc. She said Wilbur 
Smith's report said there will be 87 cars deadheading on her 
street. President Pilcher said that the plan has been changed and 
there will be no deadhead cars. 

C. 11. Venezia, representing Veterans of Foreign Wars, said he was 
concerned about service to the Veterans Hospital. He asked if the 
Nos. 38 and 38L were the only lines going to the hospital. Mr. 
Matoff said the Ho. 18 will also serve the hospital. He suggested 
that all No. 38 Line buses serve tb3 hospital. 

Walter Drolet said he supports the plan. 

Norma Wardell, speaking for the neighborhood committee in oppo- 
sition to the J-Line extension, concerned with 30th Street, 
Dolores Street and San Jose Avenue, said there has been physical 
damage to homes from vibration from buses , and asked how much 
more damage would occur from LRV's, She said there have been many 
accidents in the area and that the LRV's will add another safety 
problem. 

Arthur Chase said he was pleased with the proposed service on the 
Ho. 23 for Bernal hill. He said electrification of the line is 
an added improvement. 

Gus Rowe said he was chairman of the committee that worked to 
remove the tracks from San Jose Avenue in the 1950 's. He spoke 
against putting tracks on San Jose Avenue and Dolores Street. He 
suggested putting in special lighting along the center strip on 
San Jose Avenue. 

David Kaye said he supports the plan overall. He suggested that 
the tracks on Market Street be retained for emergency and peak 
demand use, 

J. Figlietti said that rather than eliminating the No. 28 Line 
from the Geneva loop more service should be added instead of 
giving the service to Daly City. 

Jim Gravanis, representing Glen Park Association, said the 
Association supports removing the No. 10 Line from Whitney and 
Chenery Streets, and rerouting it along Bosv/orth Street. He said 
they are opposed to extending any lines from Diamond Heights to 
Glen Park BART station via Ilateo and Miguel Streets. He said 
they are in favor of extending the J-Line along San Jose Avenue. 
He hopes the plan will include smaller vehicles. 

Jan Malone, representing the administration of Ralph K. Davies 
Medical Center, said the Nos. 37, 22, 24 and N serve the Medical 
Center and are doing a good job. She suggested that the No. 24 
be extended to the Marina. She asked how people in wheelchairs 
get on Muni buses. President Pilcher said a study of this matter 
has been done and will be before the Public Utilities Commission 
shortly. 



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Tony DiPietro said he is against the J-Line extension » He said 
BART and the No. 26 Line are the main form of transportation used 
by the community. 

Ellen Felcher said she lives on TJhitney Street and approves the 
changes on the Wo. 10 Line. She asked that the Wo, 10 be removed 
from Uhitney Street as soon as possible due to the narrowness of 
the street. 

Ralph A. Grandy asked how long residents along the proposed J-Line 
extension would be unable to use their garages and parking spaces 
in front of their homes. Commissioner Sanger said an environ- 
mental impact report will be necessary on this project, and it will 
provide information on matters like this . 

Roberto Lemus said the new streetcars that are being tested in the 
middle of the night are very noisy. 

Chuck Arnold, from CAP-Trans, said that the J-Line extension has 
some good features, but the problem of the underpass at San Jose 
Avenue will have to be solved before Muni can go forward. He 
supported the Wo. 10 Line and said going through St. Francis Ilood 
was the most direct way to go. He suggested routing the Wos . 81 
and 72 so that they can connect at a common stop with the Wos. 12 
and 14 at Mission Street. He suggested retaining the Wos. 14X, 
14L and 14GL. He suggested extending the No. 36 to the top of the 
hill Daly City to see if it improves ridership rather than extend- 
ing the Wo. 14 Line. He suggested that the Wo, 30 Express be 
renumbered . 

Iris Geik — no response. 

H. Mills said he gathered signatures from the residents of Mateo, 
Miguel and Roanoke Streets against having the Wo, 35 on these 
streets due to the narrowness of the streets. 

Rosalie Blazei thanked the Muni staff for changing the POM recom- 
mendations regarding buses on Mateo, Miguel and Roanoke Streets, 

Milan Yurosh — passed, 

Olga O'Callaghan said she had a special request that deals with 
the present situation and asked to see Mr. Green after the meeting, 
Mr , Green agreed to meet with her , 

Richard TJ, Lowry said he supports the plan and grid system. He 
said he supports extension of the J and M-Lines over San Jose 
Avenue and to Southern Pacific depot, and the construction of the 
E-Line, He said he supports the proposed Wos. 10 and 11 crosstown 
lines. He suggests the following routing for the Wo, 72 Line: 
north on Sunset Boulevard, east on Lawton Street, north on 28th 
Avenue, west on Lincoln Uay to Sunset Boulevard west over the 
present proposed routing. 

Paul Goodlateu, President of California Association of Physically 
Handicapped, San Francisco Chapter, said he is concerned about the 
delay in awarding a contract to design a lift. He said his associ- 
ation endorses the handicapped and elderly report and hopes it will 
become part of the 5-Year Plan. 

Loretta Mae Duggan said she was concerned about the rerouting of 
the No, 5 and No. 21 Lines in the Civic Center area. 

Leo Panattoni — no response. 



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Montford Cardwell said there is no north-south service between 
Van Wess Avenue and Fillmore Street. He said he supports retain- 
ing the present service and more local service on Haight Street. 
He suggested that limited service run during the peak hours. 

Kenneth Farmer spoke in favor of public transit. He suggested 
that Muni not change drivers in the middle of a route because it 
slows the service. He suggested retaining the old streetcars and 
using them on other routes, such as Geary Street, 

John Watterson — no response. 

Marvin Ilarro, representing Concerned Citizens of Southern Merced 
Heights, asked that the Ho, 18 Line be rerouted to provide service 
from Orizaba Street along Aleraany Boulevard to Payless and 
Stonestown. He suggested surcharging peninsula residents boarding 
at Daly City BART station. Mr. Matoff said he would consider Mr. 
Marro's suggestion to reroute the No. 18 Line around Arch Street. 

Al White said the present Ho. 28 Line does not service the O.M.I, 
area. He said he was concerned abor.t school children going to 
school, not busing people to BART. 

Supervisor Don Horanzy said he had been asked to say a few words 
about the J-Line extension. He said, "The J-Line seems to have 
one major drawback — the underpass at Interstate 280." He re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works' letter on this matter. 
He said he "would be interested in seeing the cost of redesigning 
that bottleneck to accept both traffic and trolley service." He 
said that Muni's application for an EIR states the net benefit 
to be $180,000 a year. lie said that the net benefit seems small 
compared to the large expenditure to redesign the area, 

Mrs. C, S. Ellis, representing the Bayview District, said she is 
concerned about the No, 54 Line because it serves many school 
children and senior citizens. She asked if the No. 30 Express 
is retained in the plan. Mr, Matoff said it would operate from 
the Cow Palace rather than Geneva and Mission Streets. 

Harry Anderson said he is concerned about eliminating limiteds on 
Mission Street and forcing people to use BART. He said there is 
a duplication of service on the No. 81 Line from Mission Street 
to Balboa Park station. He suggested eliminating the No. 12 Line 
from this section. 

Charles J. Higgins said he is opposed to tracks on San Jose 
Avenue , 

Florence A. Norton — no response, 

Jimmie Grims spoke in favor of retaining the No. 10 Line as it is 
so he won't have to transfer to the No, 43 Line, 

Vineta Lopez said she is concerned about losing the No, 10 Line 
to hospitals in the Richmond District. Commissioner Sanger said 
that the new No. 44 Line would provide Ms. Lopez with better 
service than she presently has on the No. 10, 

A. L, Wilmoth said he is opposed to routing the No. 26 Line on 
Maynard, Gladstone, Cambridge and Trumbull Streets due to the 
narrowness of the streets. Responding to a question by Commissioner 
Sanger, Mr, Matoff stated that residents had requested this service; 
however, if it is not wanted it could be deleted. 



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Charles A. Brown said that he has not received a request for 
neighborhood input regarding the environmental aspects of the 
J-Line extension. He spoke against polluting St, Francis Wood 
and O'Shaugnessy Drive with diesel buses. 

norman Rolfe said some people think extending the J-Line will slow 
down transit. Others think it will speed up transit. He said 
these people should get together and rethink the issue without so 
much emotionalism. 

Thomas H. Meeks , representing Diamond Heights Community Association, 
said the Association appreciates the route changes on the No. 35 
and No, 37 Lines through Diamond Heights. He said they are dis- 
appointed that Muni didn't follow the consultant's recommendation 
and route the No. 35 Line to the Glen Park BART station. He 
suggested that smaller buses or jitneys could provide this service, 

Dena Beers said that service is needed on Maynard and Trumbull 
Streets, 

Richard O. Danvers , speaking for the deaf community, suggested 
installing a teletype device, like those used by BART, to tele- 
phones in the information office. 

Kathy Ford from the Stonecrest area, asked if a compromise could 
be made, such as using a small jitney-type bus, 

rirs. Rae Drummond from the Stonecrest area, said service is needed 
to get people to work. She suggested a shuttle on Trumbull Street 
to BART. 

President Pilcher announced that the plan would be voted upon 
April 3, 1979, at 2i00 P.M. in the Lurie Room of the Main Library, 

Mr. Matoff asked the people from the Stonecrest area to discuss 
the problem after the meeting. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING AD JOURl^IED : 9; 30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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.--pMINUTES 

. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

PUBLIC MEETING 
Lurie Rooitif Main Library 
2:00 P.M. 
^ April 3, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter IlcCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 

DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 






Municipal Railway Accounts 

Hetch Hetchy Project Public Service 

Water Department Personnel & Training 

Safety 
PUC Computer Center 

Richard Sklar 

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2j12 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter IlcCrea, 
Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr., 
John M. Sanger 

The minutes of the special meetings of March 19,20, and 22, 1979, 
were approved. 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0140 M Approving and adopting the Municipal Railway 
5-Year Plan 1979-1984, as amended. 

Votes Ayes-Pi Icher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of ricCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0141 M Authorizing and directing the Municipal 

Railway to proceed with implementation of Phase 
I of the Municipal Railway S-Year Plan 197 9- 
1984, including service on new and revised 
lines IX, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 15, 19, 25, 26, 29, 31, 31X, 3 5, 
37,38,38L,38AX,38BX,39,42,43,44,54,55,83? and 
requesting the Board of Supervisors in accor- 
dance with Charter Section 3.595, to not 
disapprove discontinuance of service on all or 
portions of existing lines 1, 2, 2X, 3, 10,11,19, 
25, 26, 29, 31, 35, 37, 38, 38X, 39, 42, 43, 44, 51, 54 and 
55. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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President Pilcher stated that Item No. 7 would be consideration of 
the Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan and that speakers would be heard 
regarding the plan in principle but not on specific routes. She 
stated that Item No. 8 would deal only with the routes involved in 
Phase I which Thomas G. Matoff , Acting Director of Planning would 
explain. She said there would not be any new testimony other than 
from those who have not been heard already. As in the past, 
testimony would be limited to three (3) minutes for individuals, 
and five (5) minutes for an organized group. 

Resolution l^o. 79-0140 — Approving and adopting the Municipal Railway 
5-Year Plan 1979-1984, as amended. 

Thomas Matoff, Acting Director of Planning, stated the first item 
is the adoption of the 5-Year Plan. More than 70 neighborhood 
meetings were held last year plus 11 district workshops. He said 
the adoption of the plan itself is a policy statement of the 
Commission and does not in and of itself mean that the plan will 
be implemented. Each recommended change or capital improvement in 
the plan would require separate votes of the Commission. T'Then 
there is an abandonment of a line iiivolved that also has to go to 
the Board of Supervisors. The first item concerns only the question 
of adopting the plan as a matter of PUC policy. As previously 
explained, every public transit system in the country which receives 
federal operating assistance must adopt such a plan. About four 
years ago the Planning, Operations and Marketing Study (POM) was 
undertaken by private consultants paid for by a grant from the 
federal government. The recommendations received extensive public 
review. Many changes were made to those recommendations, which 
are now held by the Public Utilities Commission. As a result of 
those meetings the staff would like to make some amendments to the 
plan. I-lr. Matoff read the text of the resolution. He said very 
briefly the proposed amendments that came out of the last 5 
meetings are as follows: 

First, 12-OCEAN-VAN NESS — It is recommended that the text of the 
plan be changed to note that the northern terminal of the No. 12- 
Line be re-routed into Fort Mason over an alignment to be deter- 
mined by staff in cooperation with the National Park Service. 

Second, 18- 46th AVENUE — It is recommended that the loop at 
Stonestown by Buckingham and VJinston be added to the No. 18-Line. 
This is in response to residents of the Stonestown Apartments and 
people who live along Buckingham Way. It is recommended that 
that section which is now served by the No. 18 continue to be 
served by the No. 18. 

Third, 26-GUERRERO — There is a proposal in the plan that the outer 
end of the No. 26-Line be taken into the Stoneycrest neighborhood, 
which is below Silver Avenue between Silver Avenue and the 1-280 
freeway, a fairly isolated part of the City that has not had 
transit service before, except for the stop on the 14-Express. 
There was some concern about the proposed route through the 
neighborhood loop, and it is recommended that the idea of service 
be maintained there, but that a different route be chosen in 
cooperation with the citizens over the next few months. That is 
possible to do as there are no changes in that area of Phase I, 
Staff recommends that this be put in the Plan. 



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Fourth, 30-COIT: It is recommended that both the Union Street 
and the Lombard/Telegraph Hill Boulevard legs of the No. 39 be 
connected to Fisherman's Wharf by this proposed line. In that 
way one bus can serve both branches of the line now serving 
Telegraph Hill, as at present. This is in response to a request 
of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers at the meeting at Galileo High 
School. It also better balances tht running time of the No. 39 
cuid the proposed No. 83-Pacific. 

Fifth, staff recommends the addition of a one coach shuttle line 
No. 73-Lincoln Way, to operate between Haight and Stanyan and 20th 
Avenue and Judah Street along Lincoln Way, Monday through Friday; 
and that on Saturdays and Sundays, the No. 7-Haight operate as a 
motor coach out Lincoln Way to 20th Avenue, This is in response 
to the request of some people in that neighborhood who were 
concerned about the inability to make local trips along Lincoln 
Way. Staff believes that the few people who can not make it to 
Judah Street to take the N- Judah Muni Metro service downtown can 
be provided with a neighborhood shuttle type operation and that on 
weekends and holidays when there is more travel to the Park that 
through service by the No. 7 would operate out Lincoln Way as far 
as 20th Avenue. 

Sixth, staff is recommending that the 83-Pacific operate east 
along Broadway from Powell to Kearny, along Kearny from Broadway 
to Pacific and then all the way back on Pacific from Kearny to Van 
Ness Avenue. This would be a sight change in the plan ana is 
recommended as an amendment. 

Mr. Matoff said he would like to mention those areas that have 
been rather contentious at previous meetings, and where staff is 
not recommending amendments. One of those is the No. 10-Line 
operating through Saint Francis Woods . There was a request at 
the meeting at Lincoln High School that the staff consider 
alternatives to the proposed routing. It is proposed to have the 
Wo. 10 operate from the Zoo, along Sloat Boulevard, Saint Francis 
Boulevard, Monterey and then east along Monterey Boulevard to 
Glen Park and to the eastern part of the City. The Saint Francis 
Woods Homeowners Association asked that staff look at a route 
operating along Foerster, Judson, Phelan, Ocean and Junipero 
Serra to Saint Francis Circle. In addition, staff looked for a 
couDle of other alternatives — one operating along Plymouth, Yerba 
Buena and Portola and do\>m to Saint Francis Circle, and one which 
would operate through the woods but avoid Saint Francis Boulevard 
and along Santa Clara and Portola to Saint Francis Circle. After 
actually making trips on all of these proposed routes with a diesel 
bus, staff has come to the conclusion that the routes recommended 
in the original S-Year Plan should be sustained. A proposal to 
operate along Yerba Buena, Portola and/or Santa Clara would 
involve a longer route, and ooeration down very narrow streets. 
There is no effective improvement .n service by doing this and, 
in fact, it is doubtful if people from Saint Francis Woods would 
be any happier with this proposal than the original one. With 
regard to the route along Junipero Serra, Ocean, Phelan, Judson 
and Foerster, it is a much longer route, and would add 10 minutes 
to the round trip, which would require another motor coach to 
maintain the service level on the line. A final issue was raised 
ab -ut the vulurae of traffic on Saint Francis Blvd. Peak rush hour 
traffic is 600 cars per hour. An increase of 6 coaches in each 
direction is proposed. 

An objection was raised on the No. 18-Line from Lincoln Park to 
the Presidio along El Camino del Mar. Staff's recommendation is 
that the routing along El Camino del Mar be sustained. The No. 
25-Line already operates along another section of El Camino del 
Mar. It is proposed that service be abandoned along 2 50 feet of 
Sea Cliff Avenue and 25th Avenue, and that an addition of only 
2 00 feet of service be made along El Camino del Mar. 

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No changes to the plan are recommended for Lines 71, 72, 16X or 
66. An analysis of the present schedule shows that between the 
Sunset district and downtown, during the morning peak hour inbound, 
for example, there is a capacity for 5,102 passengers; that is 95 
passengers per PCC streetcar, and 72 per General Jlotors bus. 
Under the 5-Year Plan capacity of lines L,iJ, and 71 would increase 
that to 7,026 passengers per peak hour, making it 150 passengers 
per LRV, 7 2 passengers per motor coach or a 37.7 percent increase 
in radial capacity. It is staff's Dosition that it is not justi- 
fied to operate parallel express bus lines, or further radial lines 
with this increased capacity. However, it is realized that this 
involves changes in the way that people have traveled. It is 
recommended that the Commission make the Sunset District changes 
in the Plan, and that Mr. Green's staff review the problem and 
not make any changes in service until the Muni Metro ooeration is 
relicdDle, trouble free and able to cany the increased load 

President Pilcher opened the meeting to the public. 

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James A. Schroeder said regarding spending federal grant money 
for this study, that federal tax money comes out of the same 
pocket as local tax money. He commented that Mr. Matoff said 
that the Sunset was not going to be changed from the plan. He 
said that people who are passed up by buses novi will be able to 
crowd on. He suggested that the Commission begin with a 5-day 
plan instead of a 5-Year Plan — something that Muni could handle. 

John E. Kalin said he was interested in the proposed route for 
the No. 33-Line, but would defer his comments because it is not 
in Phase I. 

Nancy Solomon said she wanted to turn in a petition opposing the 
proposed route for the No. 33-Line. 

Mike McGill, representing SPUR said that a letter stating SPUR's 
position had been sent to the Commission. He said that SPUR 
is pleased with the plan, and suggested that the Board of Super- 
visors be asked to endorse the plan. 

Don Connors stated that Mr. Matoff has produced a fine document. 
Mr. Connors said that the Citizens Action League in the Sunset 
was in favor of adopting the plan, as presented at this meeting 
and that they would so inform their supervisors. 

Beatrice Calderon said that she does not want the Wo. 71 and 
No. 72 taken away. 

Mr. Matoff stated that there would be a bus on Lincoln Way — a 
one coach shuttle line would run Monday through Friday from 
Haight and Stanyan along Stanyan, Frederick and Out Lincoln 'lay 
to 20th Avenue, 

Edna Peralta from the Citizens Action League said the CAL is no 
longer objecting to the Plan. 

Sam S. Sato, representing Nihon-Machi Merchants Association, 
said that the Association is interested in the extension of the 
No. 61 California cable car line along California Street from 
Van Ness onto Webster down to Geary Street. 

Lon Kellstrom — no response. 

Maurice Klebolt, President of the Citizens Advisory Panel to 
the Board of Supervisors, gave copies of his proposal to the 
members of the Commission. He said that electrification is a 
prime concern, and suggested rewiring the entire system and 
installing pantographs on the old PCCs. He said that owl service 



is not addressed in the 5- Year Plan. He suggested that Muni Metro 
operate 24 hours a day and use part-time platform employees. He 
said regional access is not part of this plan. He said that the 
honor fare system should be dropped. He suggested that FAU 
money be used for prempt signals, loading bulbs and diamond lanes. 
He said that the work on the cable car system should be done 
simultaneously . 

Ingram G. Mack said he wanted to speak on Item No, 8, 

John W. Holmes said he supported the plan. 

John Knox said he supports the Muni 5-Year Plan. 

Carl Smith, representing Friends of Noe Valley, Transportation 
Committee, said they support the Plan and the J-Line extension. 

Vernon Anderson from the Crestlake Property Owners said he 
submitted a letter. 

Frank Scheifler said he was present to answer questions regarding 
the report he had submitted. There were no questions. 

Commissioner Henning made a motion to adopt the Municipal Railway 
5-Year Plan 1979-1984 as amended, Commissioner Flynn seconded the 
motion, which was unanimously adopted. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that coordinating Muni's electrifica- 
tion with PG&E's underground service is a concern of the program. 

Commissioner Sanger moved that the plan be amended on page 
247 to adds "b. Coordination With PG&E Undergrounding" , to read: 
"On streets now having overhead PG&E wiring it is the intent 
of the plan to pursue every possibility for coordinated action 
so that PG&E undergrounding of wires occur simultaneously with 
construction of new overhead trolley wires." President Pilcher 
added, "with the understanding that we in no way intend to delay 
our electrification program" . 

Commissioner Sanger complimented the Transit Planning staff for a 
fine planning effort with a great deal of citizens' involvement, 
and for expression of desire and achievement of desire. President 
Pilcher said she seconded Commissioner Sanger's statement, and 
added that large organized groups have found responsiveness to 
their desires and wishes and the numerovs changes in the plan 
indicates a desire of the staff to provide a better transit system 
and respond to individual neighborhood needs and concerns. 
Commissioner McCrea said that if one wants a measure of how much 
impact neighborhood meetings have had, compare the 5-Year Plan to 
the POM study. ******* 

Resolution Mo. 79-0141 — Authorizing and directing the Municipal 
Railway to proceed with implementation of Phase I of the Municipal 
Railway 5-Year Plan 1979-1984, including service on new and 
revised lines IX, 2,3,4,10,11,15,19,25,26,29,31, 31X, 35, 37, 38, 
38L, 38AX, 38BX, 39, 42,43,44,54,55 83; and requesting the Board 
of Supervisors in accordance with Charter Section 3.595, to not 
disapprove discontinuance of service on all or portions of 
existing lines 1,2, 2X, 3 ,10, 11,19, 25,26, 29,31, 35,37, 38, 38X, 39, 42, 
43,44,51,54, and 55. 

Ingram G. Mack, said tha€ the residents of the 2100 block of 
39th Avenue are opposed to routing the No. 11-Line along their 
block. 

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Peter Straus, Transit Planner, stated that staff recommended 
amendments to Phase I. Changes to the No. 39-Line and the 
proposed new No. 83-Line are consistent with the amendments to 
the plan already mentioned. The No. 10 ftonterey, temporary 
routing, would be changed from Diamond, Chenery, Whitney, 30th, 
nission, Cortland to Diamond, Bosworth, Ilission, Cortland in 
response to a request from the Glen Park Association, Saint Mary's 
Park and Whitney Street residents. 

Mr. Straus said that staff recommends that the No. 44-Line be 
routed over O'Shaugnessy in Phase I, and that the No. 52-Line 
be extended on a 20 minute headway over Diamond Heights and 
Diamond via the present route of the No. 44 to Forest Hill Station, 
and that the southern portion of the No. 52 be restructured as 
proposed in the recommended plan for the No. 37. 

Vernon Anderson asked how many runs would be necessary to imple- 
ment Phase I in the Richmond area. 

Mr. Matoff explained that the 5-Year Plan is based upon the 
197 6 level of service before 50 runs were cut. 

Maurice Klebolt said that the riders of the IX would be better 
served if the bus- continued down California Street to the 
financial district rather than make a jog. He said that he 
concurred with the routing of Line No. 10 through Saint Francis 
Woods, He said the No. 19-Line should be routed from Polk Street 
past City Hall and across Mission to its present route. He said 
he didn't agree with the contra-flow lane on Hyde Street. On the 
No. 26-Line, he recommended that the Glen Park terminal be extended 
to Balboa Park until the J-Line extension issue is settled. On 
the No. 31-Line, he recommended a loop where the No. 31 would 
operate 33rd, Geary to the beach and return on Balboa. On the 
No. 37-Line he recommended retaining the present route of the 
No. 52-Line on the Russia loop. For the No. 38-Line he recommended 
a loop west of 33rd Avenue, out to the beach, along the Great 
Highway, Balboa to 33rd Avenue. The No. 38 and No. 31 would loop 
together. He said the No. 42 Downtown Loop can be "deep-sixed", 
and the buses used to supply express service. He said that the 
No. 55 is redundant. He would like to see it called a line 1 short 
turn. The No. 83 he suggested routing on Stockton Street rather 
than Powell Street. 

Commissioner Sanger asked Mr. Klebolt if he had pr^esented his 
suggestions to the staff before today. Mr. Klebolt answered, 
"Of course not". Mr. Klebolt asked that this item be put over 
for one month. 

Claudia Doerr said she was concerned with conservation issues, 
and she didn't think it would be wise to have a bus go down 
Presidio Avenue into the Presidio. She said she has been trying 
to keep the eucalyptus trees alive and that pollution from the 
buses, and especially the asbestos when the brakes are applied, 
would be detrimental. She said traffic should be eliminated 
from Golden Gate Park also, or any place where there is greenery. 

John T. Squire, President, TVTU Local 250-A, said that Vernon 
Anderson is partly responsible for putting the Municipal Railway 
in the condition it is in today. He said that Maurice Klebolt 
attacked the staff needlessly. Mr. Squire said that staff has 
done a credible job of involving the riding public, operators 
and shop personnel to get input. 

Sam Walker commended staff for the increase in service in the 
Third Street corridor. 



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Fred Perry, a member of CAPTrans, said that they reserve the right 
to attack anyone, anytime, anyv/here. 

A woman in the audience said a petition had been circulated to 
retain the No. 38-Line on outer Balboa Street. She said the 
No. 31-Line "would be fine if we were going downtown but we don't 
do our business there. We can't take the No. 31 to go to church 
or visit our friends". 

Mr. Matoff stated that the Northwest Corridor study made the same 
recommendation. He said there is no logical reason to continue 
the No. 38-Line out Balboa. 

Commissioner Sanger said that the people who live on outer Geary 
have had to transfer to continue down Geary Street. 

Richard Sklar said that if Mr. Klebolt had given his suggestions 
to staff earlier there might have been a chance of having some 
of them incorporated in the plan amendment. However, if his 
purpose was "last minute theatrics" then he has proceeded in the 
right way. 

Commissioner McCrea moved to adopt Item No. 8, as amended. 
Commissioner Henning seconded. The Commission voted unanimously 
to approve implementation of Phase I of the 5-Year Plan. 

Commissioner McCrea congratulated President Pilcher on the way 
she conducted the last 6 meetings. He said he thought she had 
distinguished the Commission and the City in the way she handled 
herself. The Commission and audience applauded. President 
Pilcher thanked the public for its cooperation. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4; 05 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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^M I N U T E S 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2;00 PoM, 

'^ April 10, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 



MAY 11 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
8.F. PUBLIC LIBRARV 



Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTMENTS 
MUl^ICIPAL RAILWAY 
HETCH HETCHY PROJECT 
WATER DEPARTMENT 



BUREAUS 

ACCOUNTS 

PUBLIC SERVICE 

PERSONNEL & TRAINING 

SAFETY 

PUC COMPUTER CENTER 



Richard Sklar 

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2; 05 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr., 
John H. Sanger 

The minutes of the regular meeting of March 27, 1979, were approved, 
Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

RESOLUTIOW 
NO. 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0142 W Approving a systemwide flat rate increase for 
water service and water supplied by the San 
Francisco Ilater Department. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0143 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 604-Paint Steel Towers 
Moccasin-Newark Transmission Line to-Turner 
West Enterprises, Fairfield, California, in 
the amount of $38,765. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0144 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 586-Bryant Substation 
Underground Power Facilities and Related Nork 
to Abbett Electric Corporation in the amount 
of $211,908. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0145 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 

under HH Contract No. 54 7 -San Jose Substation/ 
Install Equipment; approving credit modifi- 
cation of $3,237.52; and authorizing final 
payment of $8,569.20 to L.K. Comstock and 
Company, Inc., Contractor. (Power Improvement 
Program/Transit Improvement" Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0146 HH Approving modification in the debit amount of 
$35,266.00 to provide funds for additional 
work under HH Contract No. 533-J-Line Street- 
car Overhead System, Conversion for Panto- 
graph Operation. (Power Improvement Program/ 
Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0147 W Settlement of Condemnation Action #H-53902-7 
as filed by County of Alameda to acquire 
certain Water Department land located on the 
easterly side of Pleasanton-Sunol Road in 
the amount of $1,060.00 to the City, plus 
0.373 acres of land to be conveyed to City 
by Alameda County. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0148 W Settlement of Condemnation Action #H-52630 

as filed by Alameda County Flood Control and 
Water Conservation District to acquire certain 
property rights in the San Francisco Water 
Department's Pleasanton Lands, Parcel 69 
located near Bernal Avenue in the amount of 
$3,800 to the City. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0149 W Approving collection of TJater Department claims 
for dcimages against miscellaneous debtors, 
amount $635.79, month of March, 197 9. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0150 W Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$4 56,000 to charge full market value for 
electric power to all customers except Ad 
Valorem Supported departments of the City & 
County of San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0151 M Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to apply for and accept FAU funds 
for "Transit Only" and "Streets/Transit" 
projects included in a 5-Year Plan. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

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Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0152 M Approving plans and specifications for 

Contract No. MR- 6 6 9- Central Control Room 
Installations- West Portal Station, and; 
authorizing advertising for bids to install 
partitions, modify existing heating, venti- 
lating, air conditioning (HVAC) and electri- 
cal systems. (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0139 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 
in settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, total amount $63,750.00. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0153 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute the letter-agreement 
amending certain charges provided in the 
"Amendment Agreement" dated June 24, 1975 
between City and Pacific Gas and Electric 
Company . 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Henning, Sanger 
Excused from Voting-Flynn 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0154 KH Approving the appointment of the legal firm 
of Howard, Prim, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady 
and Pollak as special counsel for assisting 
the City Attorney's Office in potential 
litigation involving Hetch Hetchy electric 
rates and service. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0155 HH Declaring the amount of $6.5 million surplus 
to needs of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
System, and available to the City and County 
of San Francisco for general purposes. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



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79-0156 HH 



79-0157 HH 



79-0158 W 



79-0159 M 



79-0160 M 



79-0161 M 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted s 

Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power to execute revocable 
permits to United States Forest Service for 
use of Buildings at Cherry Valley Dam. 



Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, 
Sanger 



Flynn, Henning, 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Henning, the 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under HH Contract No. 529-Carl Substation/ 
Construct Building and Install Equipment; 
approving credit modification of $4,174.31; 
and authorizing final payment of $5,785.53 
to-S.J. Amoroso Construction Company, Inc., 
Contractor. (Power Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pi Icher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

Approving an Assignment of Lease Agreement 
between Donald Pemberton, Assignor, and 
Armanino Farms of California, Assignee and; 
providing an increased rental. 

Vote: Ayes -Pi Icher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR- 
654- N-Line, Duboce Avenue, Church Street- 
Track Reconstruction, Sidewalk Narrowing 
and Sewer Enlargement. (Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving disposal of eleven (11) PCC 
Streetcars originally purchased from the 
Toronto Transit Commission. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

Approving Modification No. 3 to Agreement 
for Professional Services with the Urban 
Transportation Development Corporation, 
Ltd., to develop a program for maintenance 
management and procedures. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

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On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted; 

79-0162 M Approving supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $813,500 to provide the necessary 
resources to initiate a new Maintenance 
Improvement Program for the balance of 
fiscal year 1978-79. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MAI'JAGER — Richard Sklar 

Public Hearing to Consider Application to Department of Transpor- 
tation for a Grant under UMTA, as amended, SIP (Continued from 
meeting of March 21, 1979) . 

tlr. Sklar requested that this calendar item (No. 7) be continued 
to a later date. 

K-Line Shuttle 

The shuttle operation has been delayed because of a malfunctioning 
signal switch at the Ocean Avenue crossing. This morning a meeting 
was held with the Muni Metro Task Force, Dr. John M. Christensen, 
Jr., Don Touton of Klauder Associates, and three people representing 
the firm of O'Brien and Kretzberg. 

This firm was used by Wastewater Management, and is now being used 
by the Airport for scheduling and control of major capital projects. 
The firm will be engaged for a small amount of money to put 
together a schedule and budget for activities leading to revenue 
service. 

Regarding the money for the Iluni Metro program, which Mr, Sklar 
said he regards as the keystone to implementing the 5-Year Plan, 
MTC and the Mayor's Budget Office has been informed that all Muni 
Metro money has been removed from next year's budget. Staff is 
working with UMTA and MTC for the money necessary to implement 
revenue service, reallocated or appropriated through other Federal 
sources. This can not be accomplished until a budget for Muni 
Metro is put together. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 
Operator Number Plaqu'es 

Commissioner Peter McCrea requested that Curtis E. Green, General 
Manager, Municipal Railv;ay, prepare a report for the next PUC 
meeting on when the new operator number plaques will be installed 
in the buses. A press release stated they would be operable by 
April 1, 1979, but at this point they have been "gutted out" of 
every bus in the City. Commissioner H. ^■/elton Flynn said this is 
not the case. Some are missing, and some are being used. 

ITEM NO. 7 — PUBLIC HEARING to consider application to the Department 
of Transportation for a grant under the Urban Mass Transportation 
Assistance Act of 1964, as amended, SIP (Continued from meeting of 
March 27, 197 9) . 

On motion of Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr., seconded by 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, the Commission voted unanimously to 
continue this item. 

********** 

Resolution No. 79-0142 — PUBLIC HEARING to consider proposals for 
rate increases for water service ahd water supplied by the San 
Francisco Water Department. 

President Pilcher listed the three (3) proposals: (A) includes 
a lifeline provision for all individually metered single family 
residential users in San Francisco; (B) includes a lifeline pro- 
vision applying to all residential living units in San Francisco, 
excluding hotels, motels and boarding houses; (C) includes a 
systemwide flat rate increase for water service and water supplied 
by the San Francisco Water Department. 



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Mr. Eugene J. Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco Water Department, stated that on February 27, 1979, the 
Commission approved a 14% rate increase. On March 19, 197 9, the 
Board of Supervisors indicated that the rate increase was too 
large, and secondly that a lifeline rate for the needy and elderly 
should be established. 

Referring to two charts, Mr. Kelleher stated that operations for 
next fiscal year are $532,000 less than what the Department will 
spend this fiscal year, indicating a rate decrease of 1.5 percent. 
The capital improvement program has been increased by $4,041,000. 
This represents a need for 12.8 percent of the total 14 percent 
rate increase . 

Unappropriated revenue, depleted because of loss of sales, requires 
another $932,000 to bring reserves to a satisfactory level for 
emergency uses, or in case revenue estimates fall short. 

The total of all items, representing the total budget, adds up to 
a 14% rate increase. 

The other chart, he said, has broken down the 12.8 percent rate 
increase, and includes major items under the capital improvement 
program. The first item shows an increase of $197,000 in equip- 
ment. The Department has 248 old vehicles in the fleet. Many 
have operated over 100,000 miles and are more than 10 years old. 
Off-road equipment is 15 to 20 years old. 

Debt service has been increased by $566,000. This is to sell 
$8 million worth of bonds included in the 1972 bond issue. The 
Department has been criticized in a Board of Supervisors audit 
for not pursuing these projects in a timely manner. Consultants 
have been hired for environmental reviews for the large projects. 
One project is completely designed and ready to go. If the bonds 
are not sold, project costs will go up another 15 percent. 

Facility maintenance and capital projects normally are on-going 
projects for replacement of services, purchase of new meters, 
replacement of water mains, cleaning and cement lining of larger 
mains. It includes replacement of fences, construction of roads, 
and rehabilitation of the system. A 14 percent increase will 
produce $6,639,000 for facilities maintenance and capital projects. 
That is an increase of $1,328,000 over the current year for these 
items. All of the increase relates to a 50-year main replacement 
program which the Department has been trying to initiate for the 
past three years. The proposed program will provide for the 
replacement of older mains in San Francisco at the rate of 4 
miles per year, and construction of 8,000 feet of feeder mains 
to support the older mains left in place. The Department feels 
this is a critical project. A total of 258 miles of mains were 
installed prior to 1896. To install those mains today would cost 
over $100 million. There are a total of 1200 miles of mains in 
San Francisco. 

The last item, representing the largest increase, is for purchase 
of water from Hetch Hetchy because it includes $2,3 50,000 for 
repairs to San Joaquin Pipeline Ho. 3. The lining must be re- 
paired to prevent further damage and to restore the pipe to its 
original carrying capacity. 

The Department has reviewed the effect of a rate increase reduced 
to 11 or 8 percent as requested by the 3oard of Supeirvisors. 

Mr. Kelleher stated the Department originally intended an 18 
percent rate increase. The maintenance and operation portion 
of the budget was modified in order to reduce the proposed 
increase to 14%. Mr. Kelleher stated there is no more that can 
be cut. The Department must continue to pump water, read meters 
and bill customers, which requires the same amount of money, 
although less water is being delivered. 

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The cut would have to come from facility maintenance and capital 
projects. If the Department were to cut to an 11 percent rate 
increase the water rate per unit would drop only from the pro- 
posed 42<: to 41<:. The average customer who uses 14 units every 
two months would save 7<: per month at the sacrifice of the main 
replacement program. If the rate increase were dropped to 7 
percent the money available to the Department would enable it to 
do about 40 percent of the work done in 1967-68. Under a 7 
percent rate increase, the Department could replace 6/10 of a 
mile of old mains per year. 

Mr. Kelleher showed pictures of old corroded pipe which reflect 
the condition of 600 or 700 miles of mains, all of which were 
installed prior to 1938. 

President Pilcher referring to the 27 miles of mains installed 
before 1896, asked if the broken ones were repaired after the 
1906 earthquake. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that some mains were repaired and some 
replaced. 

With photographs, Mr. Kelleher demonstrated that an 8-inch cast 
iron main installed in 1933 looks just as badly corroded as a 
6-inch cast iron main installed in 1896. He said the mains have 
deteriorated because they are not cement lined. As a result of 
corrosion some of these mains only deliver 50 percent of the 
water they should handle. He displayed a picture of a 4-inch 
main which is to accommodate a 3-inch fire service. He said he 
would not guarantee that a 3-inch fire service could be supplied 
from that main. Corrosion is also occuring on the wall of the 
pipe,. Seventy main breaks were repaired in 1974. Last year 160 
main breaks were repaired. With deferred maintenance these mains 
will continue to rust and break. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the flushing program has anything 
to do with the state of the pipes. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that flushing helps loosen deposits in 
pipes, but will not remove hard deposits. Flushing is not done 
in downtown areas because of disruption of traffic and business. 

Regarding a lifeline rate to the needy and elderly, Mr. Kelleher 
commented that 1-1/2 years ago the Department's rate consultants 
determined it would not only be economically infeasible, but could 
not be achieved in San Francisco. The cost to administer such a 
program would be 50<: a month per account, or $183,000 per year. 
The majority of needy and elderly live in rental units. Any life- 
line rates would amount to less than 50 cents per month, and it 
is unlikely that landlords would pass savings on to occupants. 
Administrative costs incurred and loss of revenue would have to 
be borne by other users of the system. Rental rates and laundro- 
mat services would be increased. 

Mr. Kelleher stated that under the across-the-board proposal the 
cost of water would go from 37 cents to 42 cents per unit. Under 
the lifeline residential rate the cost would go from 37 cents 
to 44 cents for users above lifeline rates. Under the universal 
lifeline approach the cost would go from 37 cents to 51 cents for 
all other users and all water sold above the lifeline rate. The 
lifeline rate would be 6 units at 25 cents — for the first 6 units 
delivered every 2 months. 

There are 102,000 single family individually metered homes, and 
315,000 living units in San Francisco. 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher, Mr. Kelleher 
stated that most apartment houses provide one meter for all units 
in the building. 

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tAr. Kelleher pointed out that previous to the drought the average 
user was using 16 units of water every 2 months, and was paying 
$7.80 for it. Currently the average is 13 units which costs $6.91. 
If usage remains at the same level, it would mean, under a 14 
percent rate increase, that the average user would pay 6 cents more 
every 2 months than he was paying for water before the drought. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the universal lifeline rate would 
apply to all residential units except rooms in residential hotels. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that this rate would apply to a living unit 
with a kitchen. He said there are about 200 residential hotels, 
with a total of 12,000 rooms. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if data is available to include residen- 
tial hotels in a universal lifeline rate. 

Mr. Kelleher said that information is not available. It is 
difficult to differentiate between a residential and a transit 
hotel, he said. 

Commissioner Sanger said the maximum saving he can come up with 
under universal lifeline rates over the block rate is 40 cents 
a month in the larger apartment buildings. 

President Pilcher said it has been noted that the scavengers, for 
example have a lifeline charge. To obtain this rate a 20 gallon 
container must be used as opposed to a 32 gallon container. She 
asked how these people are identified. 

Mr. Kelleher said h<2 telephoned the scavenger companies to find 
out to how many users this applied. The companies could not give 
an answer or even a guess. Individuals write in and are added 
to a list. The person in the field checks to see if they have 
the 20~gallon can. 

President Pilcher asked how the Water Department could police a 
comparable program. 

Mr. Kelleher said criteria such as age and income would have to 
be verified, incurring administrative cost. He said Los Angeles 
grants an excise tax exception for people making less than $4 500 
per year. Los Angeles water rates, however, are considerably 
higher than San Francisco's. 

Commissioner Sanger asked what affect on the rate increase required 
would be achieved if unappropriated revenues were maintained at 
$800,000. 

Mr. Kelleher replied it would be a little less than 3 percent, 
which would not be an adequate level . 

Mr. Edward J. Maurer, representing Citizens Action League, spoke 
in favor of lifeline rates applied to single family homes. He 
said the Board of Supervisors has suggested an overall increase 
limited to 7 percent, and that a lifeline rate for the elderly 
and needy be considered. He said his organization favors a life- 
line rate without regard to age or need, and that a precedent for 
lifeline rates has been well established. The Sunset Scavenger 
Company has established a lifeline rate based on age. PG&E 
through negotiations with the California PUC, is now charging 
lifeline rates for some users. 

President Pilcher pointed out that gas and electricity are 
individually metered. 



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Mr. Maurer said there are 150,000 single individually metered 
homes, with 280,000 persons living in these homes. This rate 
would not have a significant effect on rental rates in San Fran- 
cisco because the average additional increase in water charges 
per apartment unit would be only 10 cents per month, according 
to the Water Department. He said a lifeline rate for the single 
family home would be practical and on balance equitable. 

Commissioner Sanger pointed out that the Commission has been 
considering lifeline rates for the past year. 

President Pilcher asked if it is equitable to have a person in 
a residential hotel in the tenderloin pay more than the person 
who owns his or her own home. 

Mr. Maurer replied that many homes are owned or occupied by 
elderly persons. 

Commissioner Sanger said there would also be an impact on non- 
residential users such as laundromats, restaurants, light industry, 
etc. 

Mr. Tim Sampson, of the Citizens Action League, stated that 
CAL led the fight in 1974-7 5 to make lifeline utility rates for 
electricity and gas statewide in California, and applying to all 
privately owned utilities. California was the first state to 
obtain legislation establishing the principle that light and heat 
are basic human rights and should be protected by lifeline rates 
for everyone. He said that principle has held up well. Life- 
line rates, he said, are for everybody, and give a basic message 
of conservation. CAL feels there are numerous ways in which the 
PUC and the Water Department could come up with creative versions 
of lifeline. He said CAL would support any method in which the 
landlords would pass on lifeline savings to tenants. He said 
there must be creative ways to develop lifeline rates for small 
businesses. 

Commissioner Sanger stated he has never known CAL to support a 
lifeline rate that would only benefit one class of user — that class 
of user which uses the most water per capita due to so much lawn 
irrigation. He asked how a rate structure can be justified that 
encourages greater water consumption by giving the benefit to 
those who have lawns. 

Mr. Sampson said CAL is not opposed to a universl lifeline rate. 

Commissioner McCrea asked how reducing the amount of money a 
residential family pays for 12 units of water is going to promote 
conservation. 

Mr. Sampson said the rate structure needs to be designed so that 
people are encouraged to live within the basic amount of water. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked why someone should get the windfall 
of a lower rate on the first 6 units, and pay the same as every- 
one else for the balance. 

Ms. Vineta Lopez said she is a senior citizen. Regarding the 
lifeline rate on garbage collection, she said it is necessary 
to have a senior citizen ticket or birth certificate, as well 
as stay within the limits for collection (20-gallon can). Her 
bill has been brought down $1 per month under this progreon. 



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President Pilcher conunented that with a lifeline rate for water, 
the consumer would receive a windfall on that first "20 gallon 
can", but after that is not penalized for using more. This is 
the major difference. 

Ms, Lopez said in her neighborhood most of the homes are owned 
by senior citizens who want to stay there. They are gradually 
being pushed out because they can not afford to pay the taxes, the 
high water bills, gas and electricity, etc. 

Mr. Walter O'Donnell, representing Central City Council District 
No. 5, stated that the proposal to give the lifeline to everyone 
including commercial enterprises, is asinine, and that tenants 
will get "shafted". 

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Commissioner Sanger said he is not sensitive to a potential 
increase in water rates as it affects downtown office buildings, 
tourists hotel, department stores, etc. The impact on hospitals 
and on Schlage Lock, one of the last remaining manufacturers in 
San Francisco, is bothersome, he said. 

President Pilcher stated she is vjorried about the laundromats 
because probably 90 percent of the needy must use the laundromats. 
If a lifeline rate is imposed which shifts the burden and doubles 
it to the laundromat, the savings of 50 cents per month for the 
senior citizen in the tenderloin will be wiped out when he or she 
goes to the laundromat. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar stated 
that laundromats pay higher costs. The average laundromat cost 
will jump about $10 per month. Assuming that 1500 to 2000 people 
use the laundromat during the month, it amounts to about one cent 
per wash. 

Commissioner Sanger noted that Schlage Lock is going to pay 
$12,000 more per year. 

President Pilcher stated she thinks the Commission tends to brush 
aside the fact that a number of industries are on the verge of 
leaving the City, and all they need is one small symbolic push. 
She said if the Commission wants to ignore downtown and create 
the illusion or sham of helping the needy it ought to vote to 
impose some type of lifeline rate. If the Commission wants to be 
realistic and do what it best for San Francisco without impacting 
anyone onerously it should go with a flat across-the-board increase, 

Commissioner McCrea said he would like to vote on the size of the 
rate increase first, and then vote on the rate structure separately, 

Commissioner McCrea asked Mr. Kelleher if collections are now 
running $1,200,000 behind projections. 

Mr. Kelleher answered affirmatively, but stated this is taken 
into account in the figures in the chart (based on the end of 
January, 197 9) . 

Mr. Sklar noted that a $100,000 short fall has occurred since 
January. 

Mr. Kelleher commented that nothing is alloted for retroactive 
pay raises. 



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Commissioner IlcCrea commented that a 12 percent rate increase 
might be sufficient if the Commission is willing to take the risk 
of going back retroactively and trying to cover some of the 
expenditures that are covered in the contingency that has been 
set aside other than the unappropriated revenue. He said he 
would be willing to take the risk, provided that the $1 million 
that is behind in revenues is already reflected in the estimated 
unappropriated revenue. 

Mr. Harold Guetersloh, Chief Accountant, Water Department, stated 
that the adjusted unappropriated surplus of July 1 is estimated 
at $1.7 million of which $600,000 is reflected. He said the 
expected unappropriated surplus therefor is already $1.1 million 
now. He said the 79-80 budget increase is based on increased 
revenues from the rate increase. This year, the Department went 
into reserves by $700,000 and instead of taking that $700,000 
out of reserves next year the Department wishes to increase 
reserves . 

Following further discussion among the Commission and staff, Mr. 
Sklar asked if it is worthwhile to save .3 to .4 of a cent on the 
rate to dip into the reserves on an operation of $43,000,000, or 
one cent on the rates. The discussion is about changing the rate 
from 41 cents to 40 cents in exchange for having no reserves, he 
said . 

Commissioner Sanger asked if there is time to try again if the 
Board of Supervisors fails to pass the rates again. 

Mr. Kelleher stated that the Board of Supervisors has until 
May 7, 1979 to rule on the rates. Otherwise they must rule on 
the budget before the Department would have an opportunity to 
get back. The Department would have to strike everything to get 
down to zero for the first of July with no rate increase. It 
would be necessary to go back with another request for a rate 
increase, and hopefully get it effective September 1, 1979. 
Then it probably would be a higher rate increase. 

Commissioner Sanger moved adoption of a 12 percent increase in 
water rates, and Commissioner Henning seconded the motion, which 
was unanimously adopted. 

Commissioner McCrea moved adoption of a proposed flat block rate 
increase as proposed in alternative C. Commissioner Henning 
seconded the motion which was unanimously adopted. 

President Pilcher stated that the PUC has adopted a proposal 
including a systemwide flat rate increase of 12 percent for water 
service and water supplied by the San Francisco TVater Department. 

******** 

Resolution No. 7 9-0153 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute the letter-agreement amending certain 
charges provided in the "Amendment Agreement" dated June 24, 1975 
between City and PG and E. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that he be excused from voting on 
this item due to a conflict of interest. On motion of Commissioner 
Ganger, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, the Commission voted 
unanimously to excuse Commissioner Flynn from voting. 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0154 — Approving the appointment of the legal 
firm of Howard, Prim, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady and Pollak as 
special counsel for assisting the City Attorney's Office in 
potential litigation involving Hetch Hetchy electric rates and 
service. 

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This matter was delayed for discussion in executive session at the 
conclusion of the calendar, 

******** 

Resolution No. 7 9-0155 — Declaring the amount of $6.5 million 
surplus to needs of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System, and 
available to the City and County of San Francisco for general 
purposes. 

Maurice Klebolt, President, CAPTrans, stated that a small portion 
of the surplus could have been used to make needed repairs to 
the Muni's overhead wires. 

President Pilcher explained that the Commission is declarina the 
Hetch Hetchy surplus in full awareness of the valiant struggle Mayor 
Feinstein and the Board of Supervisors are having in their effort 
to maintain City services with severely restricted funds. 

Mr. Sklar commented that Hetch Hetchy has generally been viewed 
by some outside the PUC as an agency that can operate loosely, 
and that the dollars didn't have the same value as ad valorem 
tax : dollars. He said this transfer of money, which it is hoped 
will be repeated in ever growing amounts, points out that a dollar 
spent or wasted in Hetch Hetchy is as crucial as a dollar wasted 
in the Police Department, Laguna Honda Home, or elsewhere. It 
will become an important revenue source for the City in years 
ahead, but Hetch Hetchy' s budget and the Water Department budget 
must be watched. 

President Pilcher objected to the word "waste". In the last 
5 years, she said, Hetch Hetchy has supported the City to the 
tune of $69.5 million. 

Commissioner Sanger stated he is voting for this natter 
reluctantly, and assumes that the Water Department will be able 
to generate the revenues necessary to advance to Hetch Hetchy the 
$2.35 million required to reline San Joaquin pipeline No. 3. 
The Board of Supervisors and the Mayor should be aware that these 
surpluses can only be generated as long as the Water Department 
carries its own load in terms of the maintenance of the Hetch 
Hetchy system. 

President Pilcher asked that Mr. Sklar draft a letter to that 
effect to the Board of Supervisors. 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0156 — Authorizing the General Manager of Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power to execute revocable permits to U.S. 
Forest Service for use of buildings at Cherry ValTey Dam. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why only $25 per month is charged. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
stated the buildings are very small temporary buildings built in 
1951 during dam construction. Commissioner Flynn said he would 
suggest that people be paid $2 5 to stay there, as he remembers 
the buildings. 

Mr. Moore said $25 is a raise in rates. 

Mr. Sklar said that the people in the buildings are of service 
to the watershed in clearing brush, watching for fires, etc. 



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********* 

Resolution Wo. 79-0157 — Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under HH Contract Wo. 529- Carl Substation- Construct Building and 
Install Equipment; approving credit modification of $4,174.31; and 
authorizing final payment of $5,785.53 to S.J. Amoroso Construction 
Company, Inc., Contractor, 

Commissioner McCrea said he can not believe that something 
can not be done to close the loophole where a contractor gets 
105 days of unavoidable delay because he is so stupid he can not 
obtain his own materials. - 

Mr. Moore stated that the Charter would have to be amended to cure 
the problem, 

Mr. Sklar stated that the Committee put together involving PUC, 
Water Department, Wastewater Management, the Airport and others 
is to report in 60 days on a series of ordinances and Charter 
amendments . 

********* 

Resolution No. 79-0158 — Approving Assignment of Lease Agreement 
between Donald Pemberton, Assignor, and Armanino Farms of 
California, Assignee; and providing an increased rental. 

Mr. Sklar said there was a 4-year option on the original lease. 
Because staff is going to look at all land to see that the best 
possible use can be made of it the 4-year option was deleted. The 
lease will now run one year, which was the base lease. 

********* 

Resolution No. 7 9-0159 — -Approving plans and specifications for 
Contract Wo. MR- 6 54- N-Line, Duboce Avenue, Church Street Track 
Reconstruction, Sidewalk Narrowing and Sewer Enlargement. 

President Pilcher explained that sidewalk narrowing means 
widening of the street. 

Commissioner Sanger thanked the staff for having pursued this at 
the request of the Commission. 

Mr. Rino Bei, Program Director, TIP, stated this matter is scheduled 
to be heard by the Streets and Transportation Committee of the 
Board of Supervisors on April 19, 1979. 

Mr. Walter O'Donnell said there will be accidents due to people 
going to Safeway from Duboce and Church Streets. 

President Pilcher asked that Mr. Bei look into this matter. 

********* 

Resolution No. 79-0160 — Approving disposal of 11 PCC streetcars 
originally purchased from the Toronto Transit Commission. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the 11 cars are useless, and can not be 
used in the Muni system. The original proposal was to save 3 
cars, 2 because they were in slightly better condition than the 
others, and 1 to have spares for the 2 saved. Muni staff stated 
the cars have little or no value, they were never part of the 
Muni system and have no historic value. They were bought 
because it was thought they could be integrated with the PCCs. 
They can not be integrated without great expense, and are taking 
up space. 

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President Pilcher asked if they could be used for parts. 

Responding to a question from Coitunissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar said 
that in order to be integrated into the system they would have to 
be substantially re-worked. They will never be put in operation 
before Muni Metro comes in. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, asked if he could plead for 1 car. 

Mr. Sklar replied that if the City would like to establish a 
transit museum of all the cars used in all the world by all the 
transit systems he could see saving one. 

President Pilcher suggested that Mr. Klebolt could obtain a car 
when they are put out to bid. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe seriously questioned the premise that there is 
no use for the cars, not even for parts. 

Mr. Sklar commented that if the Commission indicates that Muni 
may cannibalize for parts, and that it is in the eccncmic interest 
of the Department, he would accept such an amendment. Then a 
judgment could be made as to whether to strip them and use them 
or sell them as complete units . 

President Pilcher asked how many additional PCC cars are not in 
use. 

Mr. Sklar replied that Muni has 104 PCC cars, and 75 are out on 
the street each day. 

Commissioner McCrea moved adoption of the item, subject to the 
suggested amendment of Mr. Sklar that Muni make every effort to 
strip the cars if it is of economic interest to do so. CcroirjLssioner 
Henning seconded the motion. 

President Pilcher stated this is also with the assumption that 
the cars will be put out to bid, and anyone can bid on them. 

The motion was unanimously adopted. 

Resolution No. 7 9-0161 — Approving Modification Mo. 3 to Agreement 
for Professional Services with the Urban Transportation Development 
Corporation, Ltd. , to develop a program for maintenance management 
and procedures. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Sklar if he has been brought up 

to date on UTDC's problem with its affirmative action plan, which 

is non-existent, and what is being done about it at this time. 

Mr. Sklar said he has not been apprised as to what happened 
prior to his tenure as General Manager of Public Utilities. He 
said the difficulty is that the City has now invested $250,000 
with this firm. The firm is desperately needed to implement 
the plans. 

Mr. George L. Newkirk, Contracts Compliance Officer, stated that 
he met with Mr. Warren Bartram of UTDC this morning, and a 
tentative agreement has been worked out. Ten percent of the 
dollar value of the extension is to go toward affirmative action. 

Commissioner Flynn noted that this would be parallel to their 
original plan to finance education for minorities and women. 

Mr. Newkirk stated he has a signed agreement, and Commissioner 
Flynn said he is satisfied. 

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Commissioner Sanger asked what the additional $90,000 is for. 

IVir. Sklar said it will relate to the assignment of three people 
to Muni for a period of 6 months to work with Mr. Frank Baggetta 
and his team in impleuienting the UTDC recommendations. Mr. 
Bartram and two other UTDC staff people will be assigned. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that Mr. Bartram should find some 
employees in the United States for this contract. He said he was 
opposed to spending $200,000 in the first place to send to Canada 
to get someone to do this job. 

^'ir. Sklar stated that the quality of the people and the quality 
of the work is far above that of most local consultants. They 
are experts in maintenance. 

Commissioner Flynn commented that they had a great track record 
when they were first hired — they had done nothing. He stated 
he is tired of UTDC going to Canada to get employees, and reitera- 
ted that they do not have an affirmative action plan. He said 
perhaps UTDC should train some people. 

President Pilcher stated that the reason for the 6-month extension 
is to train Muni people in implementing UTDC's plan. 

Mr. Sklar added that this item is for a transfer of technology 
or knowledge to the Muni system. 

f/tr, Klebolt said one of the best maintenance facilities in San 
Francisco is at 55 Townsend Street at the East Shore Bus Line, 
which has a very good affirmative action plan. 

********* 

3j55 P.m., the Commission retired into Executive Session. 

4:02 P.M., the meeting reconvened. 

Resolution IJo. 7 9-0154 — Approving the appointment of the legal 
firm of Howard, Prim, Rice, Wemerovski, Canady and Pollak as 
special counsel for assisting the City Attorney's Office in po- 
tential litigation involving Hetch Hetchy electric rates and 
service. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
resolution 7 9-0154 was unanimously adopted. . 



THEREUPON THE i^EETING ADJOURNED; 4; 03 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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f?-MI^NUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

^ April 24, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



MAY 11 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
8.F. PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
MU"NICIPAL RAILWAY 
HETCH HETCH PROJECT 
WATER DEPARTMENT 



BUREAUS 

ACCOUNTS 

PUBLIC SERVICE 

PERSONNEL & TRAINING 

SAFETY 

PUC COMPUTER CENTER 



Richard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 
Roraaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Peter McCrea, Coirunissioners H. Welton 
Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr. , John M. Sanger 

Absent: President Claire C. Pilcher 

Vice President Peter McCrea, presided in the absence of President 
Claire C, Pilcher. 

The minutes of the special meetings of March 26 and 29, 1979, were 
approved . 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0164 M Adopting a policy that the Public Utilities 
Commission will not accept streetcars or 
other vehicles for any purpose without prior 
Commission input or resolution. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0165 HH Authorizing bid call for BLH&P Contract No. 

196 for Scheduled Relamping of City-owned 
Street Lighting System Fiscal Year 197 9- 
1980. Estimated Cost: $90,000. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0166 HH Authorizing bid call for BLH&P Contract No. 

197 for Maintenance and Repair of City-owned 
Street Lighting System Fiscal Year 1979-1980. 
Estimated Cost: $200,000. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0167 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 

598 for Church Street and Civic Center Sub- 
stations, Escape Hatches and Related Work 
Estimated Cost: $26,000. (Power Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0168 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 602- Tunnels and 

Pipelines, Moccasin to Alameda East Portal, 
General Repairs- to Brown Sheet Metal & 
Mechanical, Inc., Oakdale, California, in 
the base bid amount of $50,614. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0169 M Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $1,43 9 to provide funds for a composite 
steel and timber beam in lieu of timber beam 
and an additional burglar alarm, under Con- 
tract No. MR-716R- Turk Street Office 
Building, Alterations to Offices. 

Votes Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-017 M Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $1,050 to provide funds for additional 
electrical work under Contract No. MR-641R- 
Radio Equipment Vault, McLaren Park, San 
Francisco. (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0171 M Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $300 to provide funds for the alteration 
of Municipal Railvjay furnished tie plates 
under Contract No. MR-657- M-Line Extension, 
San Jose Avenue at Interstate 280 Overpass, 
Track Construction and Power Facilities. 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0172 M Accepting as satisfactorily completed 

work under Contract No. MR-647 J-Church 
Line- Track Reconstruction and Sewer Replace- 
ment and Enlargement, Church Street, 22nd 
Street to 30th Street; approving credit 
modification of $15,628.43; and authorizing 
final payment of $126,807.32 to Homer J. 
Olsen, Inc., Contractor (Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0173 M Approving traveling expense vouchers of 

Lee A. Washburn, amount $788.68, and John 
E. Weigel, amount $7 74.09 for their trip 
to Boston & Philadelphia January 22 thru 
January 26 for education and training in 
safety systems of LRV maintenance and 
operation; and approving traveling expense 
voucher of Guy VJright, amount $978.52 for 
his trip to Boston and Chicago February 
28 to March 21, 197 9, to study MBTA and CTA 
systems safety, system signing and platform 
gaps. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 
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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0174 M Approving payment of claims, amount $75,371.26, 
from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month 
of March 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0175 M Approving compromise and collection of 

Municipal Railway claims for damages against 
miscellaneous debtors, amount $4,484.51, 
month of March 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0163 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 
in settlement of claims against the Munici- 
pal Railway, total amount $7 9,46 5.70. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0176 GO Confirming transfer of funds under $10,000 
and allotment requests, submitted by 
departments under PUC jurisdiction during 
the first quarter 1978-1979, totalling 
$10,791,443. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0177 GO Confirming transfer of funds under $10,000 

and allotment requests, submitted by depart- 
ments under PUC jurisdiction during the second 
quarter 1978-79, totalling $2,424,532.80. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

79-0178 M Authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-660- 
Furnish and Install Metro Agent's Booth and 
Related Systems; Install Fare Collection 
System; and authorizing the General Manager 
of Public Utilities to award this contract 
to the lowest responsive bidder provided 
that the bid is not more than 10 percent 
above the Engineer's cost estimate. Estimated 
Cost: $970,000. (Transit Improvement Pro- 
gram) 

Votes Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, 
the following resolution was adopted? 

7 9-0179 M Approving a contract with O'Brien-Kreitzberg 
and Associates for development of control 
program governing the introduction of Muni 
Metro service. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
Excused from voting-Henning 



Copies of the above resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secretary of 
Public Utilities Commission. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

Streetcar from Hamburg, Germany 

Commissioner McCrea stated that the Commission has received a 
letter from Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAPTrans, stating 
that he is delivering to the City one classic old streetcar from 
Hamburg. Commissioner McCrea read a letter dated April 19, 1979 
from Mr. Richard Sklar, Acting General Manager, PUC to Mr. Kle- 
bolt, stating that PUC has no responsibility for this streetcar. 
A copy is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. 
Commissioner McCrea said that the letter states the Commission's 
position. 

Commissioner Sanger said he agrees with the position taken by 
Mr. Sklar for the present, but the Commission has never determined 
whether or not there might be some potential use for these old 
streetcars in the future. He said he would be loath to make it 
seem that the Commission has no intent of exploring the possibility 
of utilizing this car or any others which might be obtainable, 
especially by gift. The car must be the donor's responsibility, 
he said, until it can be determined if the Commission J.s capable 
of accepting and willing to accept it or any other vehicles. He 
requested that staff work on the matter and calendar it for 
discussion within a month or two. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, said he sustains the position 
of the Acting General Manager, which refers to this particular 
car. He said the position may be changed for another car or the 
policy may be changed. 

Mr. Sklar said staff thinks it is important that this vehicle, 
which will be displayed in a variety of ways be treated as 
privately-owned vehicle so that if anything happens to it or to 
anyone there would be no liability on the part of the Municipal 
Railway or the Commission. He said staff is willing at the 
pleasure of the Commission, to provide a space on tracks in a 
storage mode for this car to be delivered at someone else's ex- 
pense and set in place and blocked so that no one will be injured 
by it. Also, staff is willing to acknowledge receipt of the 
car as a gift, which would solve the problem of import duties 
for the importer. However, it must be made clear that as the 
car moves through the City on April 28, 1979, Muni and the 
Commission are not liable if anything goes wrong with the car 
or to anyone because of it. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if staff is prepared to recommend 
acceptance or non-acceptance for storage. 

Mr. Sklar replied that from a practical standpoint it would be 
unwise not to accept, or at least put it aside on Muni's tracks, 
albeit there might be expense involved in taking it off the 
tracks in the future. The Commission is presented with a fait 
accompli, and the car can not be placed in someone's back yard. 
Muni does have temporary storage space. Mr. Sklar said his 
letter is a disclaimer. It was, he said, a positive gesture 
on the part of the individual, although, it was made without 
planning. Unless the Commission objects. Muni will place the 
car on storage tracks and block it securely, assuming no 
responsibility for anything other than normal protection and 
care while the car is in Muni's custody. Then judgments will 
be made regarding whether it is needed or whether Muni should 
continue to store it. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar 
said he is not recommending that the car be accepted. 



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Commissioner H. Wei ton Flynn asked what would happen if the car 
burned while in the care of Muni. 

Mr. Sklar said there will be a disclaimer and an agreement with 
the donor which the City Attorney will draw up absolving the 
City of any responsibility. That agreement will be signed 
before the car is stored. The Commission will receive a report 
from staff. He said it would be worthwhile for the Commission 
to advise this individual and any others not to contract with 
Melbourne, Australia, or any other places for old streetcars. 

Commissioner Flynn made a motion that the Commission go on 
record of not accepting streetcars without prior input or 
resolution from the Commisson for any purpose, pending develop- 
ment of a permanent policy. 

Commissioner Henning seconded the motion, which was unanimously 
adopted. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER-Richard Sklar 
Assault on Muni Operator 

Mr. Sklar reported that on the evening of April 23, 197 9, Muni 
Operator Jacqueline Robinson, while operating a No, 15 bus was 
viciously assaulted by a passenger on the bus. Ms. Robinson is 
now in Saint Francis Hospital. She suffered multiple fractures 
of the jaw, a broken clavicle, and was kicked, stepped on and 
otherwise beaten. 

This is not an isolated incident. Travis Robbins, the Division 
Steward from Woods Division, has a report of several assaults 
on drivers. Mr. Curtis Green, General Manager, Municipal Rail- 
way has prepared a map showing assaults. 

This was a particularly vicious assault upon a woman driver who 
is a small person. Mr. Sklar said it is important that two 
witnesses be commended for apprehending, on their own, the 
alleged assailant. Also, the San Francisco Police force inter- 
vened quickly in arresting the assailant and bringing him into 
custody. He assured the Commission, the union, the drivers and 
the citizens that finding a solution to assaults is high on the 
list of priorities. 

There may be a crisis this fall when the transit police force, 
which has done admirable work, may leave Muni because of CETA 
rules. r4r. Sklar said he and other staff membf=>rs v/ill offer 
whatever psychological and financial support is possible to Ms, 
Robinson's three children whom her mother is looking after while 
she recovers. Staff will work with the District Attorney and 
the Police Department to see that the perpetrator, if found 
guilty, is brought to justice. 

Mr. John T. Squire, President, TWU Local 250-A, said he arrived 
at the hospital as Ms. Robinson was being wheeled down the hall 
for x-rays. She asked that he accompany her, as she was afraid 
to go into the x-ray room with the doctor, and did not want the 
attendant there. Her jaw was obviously broken, and she was 
"just blacked out". Mr. Squire said problems are just starting, 
based on information from those cities which have subways. BART 
has its own police force with authority to arrest. San Francisco 
will have to move in that direction. Lieutenant Goad and his 
group have done a tremendous job, but there are at present only 
26 members of the transit police force. Mr. Squire said the 
union is willing to work with the Commission and staff to obtain 
the necessary funds and bodies to protect operators and the 
riding public. 



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Mr. Rod Bartholomew, Deputy General Manager, Operations, stated 
he saw Ms. Robinson this morning and she is an emotionally and 
physically broken down woman, who may have difficulty in ever 
again getting behind the wheel of a bus. He said more police 
are needed. Staff wants to see the suspect prosecuted to the 
fullest extent of the law, and wants to obtain adequate funding 
for an ample police force to protect operators and riders. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that two months ago the Commission 
passed a resolution making an appeal to the Police Commission 
to insure that the transit police force is funded in the Police 
Department budget. 

Mr. Green said this item was not included in the Police Department 
budget. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that the Mayor's Office must take the 
lead in this matter. He asked that Mr. Sklar draft a letter 
from the Commission to the Mayor relating the problem which will 
occur when the transit police force funding expires, and pointing 
out the rising violence figures, citing this latest incident, 
specifically and requesting that she convene some interdepartmen- 
tal group to consist of himself. Chief Gain and whoever else is 
appropriate to see what can ne done to continue a level of 
protection at least equivalent to that afforded by the transit 
police force, and to see what steps can be taken to cope with a 
rapidly escalating problem. He suggested that the union also be 
involved. 

Commissioner Sanger said the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors 
should decide whose budget will include the funds. 

Mr. Sklar said he will move with the Mayor on this matter. 

Commissioner Henning asked if the assault involved a fare dis- 
pute, and Mr. Squire said this has not been ascertained. 

Mr. Squire pointed out that meetings have been held with the 
Mayor, but the matter has been a "political football". He 
asked if the Commission could add funds to the Muni budget. 

Commissioner McCrea pointed out that the Commission has been 
"100 percent behind this project from the beginning", but that 
the Mayor's Office has control over the funding, and it has 
to go from there to the Board of Supervisors. 

Commissioner Flynn said that in a good faith move the PUC could 
initiate a supplemental appropriation. In addition, the Mayor 
could be apprised of the problem. He said the Commission has 
an obligation to initiate action. 

Commissioner McCrea said that until now it has been the Commission's 
position that police protection is the responsibility of the Police 
Department . 

Commissioner Flynn said the PUC can ask for money for Muni's 
special police force. . 

Commissioner McCrea said CETA funds for transit police are funded 
through the Police Department. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the problem will receive the Mayor's 
attention, and that he, along with the Mayor, Police Chief Charles 
R. Gain, and someone from the budget office will noet. He said 
a report will be made to the Commission before the next PUC 
meeting. They will work with the union, the operators, and the 
transit police force. 

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Mr. Travis Robbins , TWU Division Chairman at Woods Division, 
stated that during 1978, there were 17 assaults (not incidents). 
Ms. Robinson is the 9th assault victim in 1979. He said one 
man was out of training two weeks when he was choked, and has 
not returned to work since. He said there is now a driver 
morale problem. 

Commissioner Sanger said he has no problem on the principle of 
including funds in the Muni budget to support the operation. He 
stated that he has serious problems, however, with Muni ad- 
ministering a police department. 

Mr. Squire said that New York is the only city which has tr&nait 
police force with full police powers. The union wants the 
expertise from trained policemen to oversee the transit police 
force. He said the problem with having transit police directly 
out of the Police Department is that "as soon as things quiet 
down or something happens they snatch them off". 

Mr. Sklar said he will ask Chief Gain and District Attorney 
Joseph Freitas to treat assaults on Muni operators as assaults 
on uniformed officers, considered in the same manner as assaults 
on uniformed police officers. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if there had been an attempt to a 
accomplish this. 

Mr. Squire explained that Assemblyman Willie Brown was working 
on such an amendment, but teachers and janitors became involved; 
now Assemblyman Brown is drawing up another amendment to into- 
duce. 

Commissioner McCrea asked Mr, Sklar to write a letter to 
Assemblyman Brown pointing out the urgency of getting this bill 
re-introduced . 

AB 1107 

Mr. Sklar reported that on April 25, 1979, he is going to 
Sacramento to J:.estify before Assemblyman Ingall's committee on 
the amendments to AB 1107, the sales tax subsidy to BART, AC 
Transit and Muni. In a series of conversations with MTC over 
the past three weeks and with the other operators an endeavor 
has been made to come up with compromise language to change the 
legislative prohibition on any AB 1107 aid without a 33-1/2 
percent fare box revenue requirement. He said that he and 
McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, have persuaded Speaker 
Leo McCarthy to introduce legislation taking the 33-1/2 percent 
out of the State law, but not taking out a requirement for local 
fare and general support in order to obtain the money. 

It is being proposed that MTC be given the right to come up Vith 
a financial management plan to "keep the three operators out 
of the woods for the next three years", as well as to establish 
criteria for AB 1107 aid. Assemblyman Ingalls has been resisting 
this proposal. BART has not been especially cooperative, and 
AC Transit has not joined in. Mr. Sklar said he is hopeful that 
legislation can be obtained placing the problem in MTC's hands. 

It will be necessary, in any event, to find a way to increase fare 
revenues to get AB 1107 money, but it is desired to have this 
particular and very narrow type restriction taken out in order 
to come up with a City support program of fare and tax support 
which is rational and fits Muni's particular needs. 



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Responding to a question from Conunissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar stated 
there is no way the Legislature will permit a removal of this 
particular restriction without some type of parallel I1TC financial 
criteria. It may parallel the TDA bill where it is a combination 
of fare and local tax support. It may lead to criteria that 
regionally the 33% number must apply where BART, who has the 
possibility of taking a higher level of fare because of its 
long hauls. 

The Legislature will not totally abandon criteria of fare box 
contribution for aid. On a locally negotiated basis, however, the 
necessary arrangements can be worked out in a more logical manner. 
It is desired to get rid of the 33-1/2 percent requirement, get 
the control shifted from Sacramento to MTC in Berkeley, a nego- 
tiated 4-party arrangement, and by next February an amended 
request embodying a solution for all operators. 

Commissioner McCrea said this is consistent with previous policy 
determinations by the Commission. 

Muni Metro 

Mr. Sklar reported that the K-Shuttle free service is now opera- 
tive, and trains are running about 12 hours a day. Muni is 
pi]ing up hours and hopefully attracting ridership and comments. 

The next major hurdle on Muni Metro is to get a working signal 
system- a signal system that has been checked out and that can 
be relied on. The consultant, Klauder and Associates, indicates 
it does not make sense to place a car in revenue service without 
5,000 operating miles of non-revenue service on it. That means 
500,000 miles on the fleet of cars before they are all ready for 
revenue service. 

The latest target for the task force is to have an accepted signal 
system ready for operation between West Portal and the Embarca- 
dero by July 15, 197 9. Muni would then run cars during all 
hours, 24 hours a day from Castro to Embarcadero, and trains 
singly back and forth practicing the Embarcadero turn-a-round 
all day long 24-hour s a day. In the non-PCC operating hours the 
service would be extended out through the Twin Peaks Tunnel and 
into the surface routes. 

Mr. Sklar said none of the foregoing has any meaning unless he 
gets from the Task Force a plan, schedule and budget to get 
Muni Metro totally into start-up. He said Item No. 10 on the 
calendar relates directly to that. He said he would defer dis- 
cussion until Item No. 10 is taken up. He said that relative 
to LRV start-up there is nothing in the budget providing for 
any funds after July 1, 197 9. Given a schedule, a budget and 
plan, the money will be obtained elsewhere. 

Staff has explored with UMTA the possibility of taking some of 
the low priority previously granted capital projects and trans- 
ferring funds from them into a Muni Metro start-up program. He 
said staff will report back to the Commission at the next 
meeting or the one following with a plan for the initial transfer 
of funds, if staff has a budget to work with. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar 
said these are commitments previously received for projects 
that have already been dropped from the priority list or in 
which Muni has more money than was needed to complete the 
project. Money will be collected from a variety of line items. 
Commission will be asked to cancel certain items, or save it 
for a re-application on a future grant. In some cases not as 
much money was needed as originally requested. 

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Responding to another question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. 
Sklar stated that UMTA's capital grant program for this year was 
just cut by 25 percent in the Bay Area, from $20 million to $15 
million for rail purposes? and $5 million has been taken for the 
{^resident's Urban Initiative Program. Staff's first thought 
was to use the old money which can be transferred quickly, as 
opposed to the longer range application for new money. 

Financial Management 

Mr. Sklar stated he has asked Arthur Andersen, who is doing work 
on an element of financial management which he considers quite 
far down the line (developing a particular system) to step back 
up under the contract, which will be modified, and define the over- 
all financial management of the entire PUC- budgeting, grants, 
etc., starting out with a definition of all requirements, and 
suggested organization and systems approaches to handling those. 
No new money is involved, but a shift of money. Staff will 
report back in about three weeks. 

Contracts Policy 

Mr. Sklar referred to a letter sent to the Commission requesting 
that a policy be established for contracts under $1 million. 
Staff would come to the Commission once for permission to 
advertise and award the contract. These would not be discretionary 
contracts. The bid received would have to be within 10 percent 
of the engineer's estimate. No professional services contracts 
would be involved. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he has some "serious problems". 
First, he said, the manner in which procedures can be employed 
was not properly delineated. Secondly, he commented that without 
having made an examination, it was stated that for the most part 
contracts are under $1 million. He said he feels a sense of 
responsibility, and would like that responsibility to be his. 
He said there have been some real problems with change orders. 
Work has started before the Commission has had an opportunity to 
approve the change order. There have been two such items — one in- 
volving the International Engineering Company. Commissioner 
Flynn said he would like to have the exposure of looking at 
these items, as minute as his knowledge may be, without delegating 
his authority to the General Manager. He said he will cast a 
negative vote. 

Commissioner Sanger asked Mr. Sklar to explain the reason for 
this proposal. 

Mr. Sklar explained that there is an amount of staff work to 
prepare a duplicate document to one that went forward several 
weeks before. Also, it is desired to get major policy issues 
before the Commission in greater depth. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that staff come to the PUC meeting 
with a list of scheduled planned awards of contracts with the 
name of the low bidder, what the contract was, and have the 
Commission ppss on the entire list at once. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he would acquiesce to that, but 
that he does not want to be told about a contract award after 
it happens. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 
Cable Car Extension 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the Streets and Transportation 
Committee has tabled the issue of the traffic plan at Fisherman's 
Wharf. 

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Mr. Rino Bei, Program Director, stated the matter was held 
over to the call of the chair. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that a discussion of the cable car 
extension be calendared for the PUC meeting of May 8, 197 9. He 
said he is frustrated, though a long supporter of the project, 
by the Board of Supervisors' lonwillingness whether to do away 
with it or to accept it. He said it is incumbent upon the 
Commission to bring the matter to resolution, and not to waste 
resources and potential UMTA money. He asked if monies allocated 
to that project might be available for LRV introduction. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested directing a letter to the Board of 
Supervisor stating that the PUC is effectively stopped from 
taking action until the Board hears the item, and requesting that 
they hear the item and take a position. 

Commissioner Sanger said he thinks some public notice must be 
given, and he advocated action at the next PUC meeting unless 
the Board of Supervisor has acted, to withdrav/ the Commission's 
application. 

Commissioner Henning suggested allowing the Board of Supervisors 
to take "one more shot at it". 

Commissioner McCrea suggested it would be more appropriate to 
write the President of the Board of Supervisors and ask that he 
instruct the Chairman of the Streets and Transportation Committee 
to report the matter to the full Board. 

Commissioner Sanger said any member of the Board of Supervisors 
can call the item out of committee now since it has been in 
committee more than 30 days. 

Commissioner Sanger said he wants adequate notice given as he 
intends to make a motion to withdraw the application so that 
the Commission does not continue to reserve funds for something 
that can not "get off the ground". 

Commissioner Henning said that seems precipitous, and the Board 
should be given a fair opportunity to resolve the matter. 

Commissioner Sanger agreed to have it calendared in a month, 
stating he would like to calendar it before funds are exhausted 
for the LRV introduction. 

Commissioner McCrea directed that Mr. Sklar send a letter to 
Supervisor John L. Molinari requesting that the item be called 
out of committee, and presented to the full Board for action, 
one way or the other, as the PUC can not act until the Board of 
Supervisors approves the master plan for the area. 

Mr. Sklar stated $100,000 has already been awarded for planning 
purposes. He does not believe that a grant has been received 
for design or implementation purposes yet. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe of San Francisco Tomorrow suggested waiting 
a month before sending the letter. 

Clavey-Wards Ferry Project 

Commissioner Sanger commented that at the Finance Committee 
meeting on the Hetch Hetchy budget some question was raised as to 
whether there is money in the budget for expenditure on the 
Clavey-Vi/ards Ferry Project, given the fact that there is pending 
consideration of wild and scenic rivers designation. The ques- 
tion concerns the fact that in the past some inter-fund transfers 
have occurred. There might be a request some day to finance a 
lobbyist in Washington. 

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This makes it appropriate to request the Commission to go on 
record that it will not expend additional monies on the Clavey- 
Wards Ferry project pending Congressional action without the 
approval of the Board of Supervisors, either informally by 
resolution v;ith respect to an inter-fund transfer or by seeking 
a supplemental appropriation. He requested that the Commission 
act by minute order and by letter to the Finance Committee of 
the Board of Supervisors. Commissioner Sanger made a motion to 
this effect, which was seconded by Commissioner Henning, and 
unanimously passed. Mr. Sklar asked that the letter be forwarded 
today as the Finance Committee would be considering the budget 
tomorrow . 

Operator Identification Numbers 

Commissioner Sanger said he asked a Muni operator on the way to 
the meeting today about his identification number. The operator 
replied that he had not yet received it. 

Mr. Sklar stated there is a real problem with the placing of 
brackets and their malicious destruction. Staff is meeting with 
the union to find a suitable form of driver identification that 
is clear, non-removable and goes with the driver wherever he 
goes. The plastic tag has some inherent faults. To penalize a 
driver for inability to find his plastic tag or to be on a 
vehicle where the bracket has been destroyed is not a workable 
situation. 

Good cooperation is being received from the union, and a way 
will be found consistent with passenger need for clear and easy 
and non-intrusive identification, with driver dignity. A pro- 
posal will be brought to the Commission in two weeks. 

Gruen and Gruen Study 

Commissioner Sanger inquired about this study, stating it must 
be at least a month behind schedule. 

Mr. Sklar said he was given another draft and summary this 
morning. Two weeks ago he asked if the summary could be put into 
a truly summary form. The summary turned out to be 30 pages 
long. He asked that it be put into 6 or 7 pages at most. 
Anyone who wants to wait for the 3 00-page report can do so. It 
is hoped to have a basic draft within three days, which will be 
distributed to the Commission. 

********** 

Resolution No. 7 9-0176 — Confirming transfer of funds under 
$10,000, and allotment requests, submitted by departments under 
PUC jurisdiction during the first quarter 1978-1979, totalling 
$10,791,443. 

Resolution No. 79-0177 — Confirming transfer of funds under 
$10,000, and allotment requests, submitted by departments under 
PUC jurisdiction during the second quarter 1978-1979, totalling 
$2,424,532.80. 

Commissioner Sanger asked that someone explain how a transfer 
under $10,000 can be over $7,000,000. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
explained that each department has allotments which are made 
quarterly in order to call down from the budget funds that are 
avithorized to be spent on a line item. These allotments, and 
transfers under $10,000 are brought to the Commission for 
approval because this is a requirement of the Charter. The 
transfers of funds are under $10,000 while the allotments could 
be any amount, depending upon what is being drawn down for a 
particular quarter. 

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********** 

Resolution No. 79-0178 — Authorizing bid call for Contract No. 
MR-660- Furnish and Install Metro Agent's Booth and Related 
Systems; Install Fare Collection System; and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to award this contract to the 
lowest responsive bidder provided that the bid is not more than 
10 percent above the Engineer's cost estimate. Estimated Cost; 
$970,000. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded Commissioner Henning's motion to 
adopt this item, stating he did so because it is a single item 
for award on the calendar . 

Mr. Sklar commented that this item may come back to the Commission 
with other awards on a list. He said the item is relative to 
installation of the fare collection system hardware previously 
purchased for Muni Metro with authorization of the PUC. He said 
he has asked for a session v;ith Muni's fare experts because he 
is concerned about the flexibility and interchangeability of 
Muni Metro's fare system and that of BART, It is desired to have 
a system which is totally compatible between the two operators. 
Since BART's hardware is in place, and Muni Metro's hardware is 
not in place Muni Metro is more flexible. Mr. Sklar said he is 
exaiTiining the question of an interchangeability of fast passes, 
transfers, etc., and there may be some changes in the equipment 
being installed. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, he said the 
item to be voted on deals with placing the hardware in place. 

********* 

ITEM WO. 9 — Designating the name of the plaza at Castro Street 
Station to be "Harvey Milk Plaza"; and authorizing the Harvey 
Milk United Fund to affix lettering and; or a plaque identifying 
Harvey Milk Plaza, and to hold a dedication ceremony at the 
plaza and an evening benefit in the Castro Street Station. 

Commissioner McCrea asked Mr. McMorris M. Dow if the Commission 
has jurisdiction in this matter. 

Mr. Dow replied that the plaza is not under the exclusive 
jurisdiction of the PUC, and therefore the PUC does not have the 
authority to name it. The matter, he said, should go to the 
Board of Supervisor for naming. 

Mr, Sklar suggested changing the resolution so that the Commission 
forwards to the Board of Supervisors, if it so desires its 
recommendation for the naming of the plaza. 

Commissioner McCrea asked the source of the proposal. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that representatives of the Harvey 
Milk United Fund were present. 

Commissioner McCrea said it would be more appropriate for them 
to petition directly to the Board of Supervisors. 

Mr. Dick Pabich of the Harvey Milk United Fund, said that could 
be done. He said he suggested the idea originally to Muni as 
a tribute to Harvey Milk. 



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Commissioner Sanger suggested that the Commission give its own 
opinion and recommendation to the Board of Supervisors . 

Mr. Pabich commented that the lettering or plaque would be 
within the confines of the station. 

commissioner Sanger stated that it would have to be on the 
station building, and the Commission would eventually have to 
approve the design and placement of the plaque in any event. 

Commissioner McCrea said that if the Commission goes on record 
as supporting this item, it will be an awkward position and in 
conflict with other positions taken recently regarding naming 
Muni facilities for an individual. 

Mr. Ken Maley pointed out that the item refers only to naming 
the adjoining plaza at the entrance to the station. Mr. Maley 
also asked about the use of the station facility itself. 

Commissioner McCrea replied that the Commission would have to 
have a more detailed proposal as to use, type of security, bonding 
for relieving the PUC of liability, etc., before any action 
could be taken. 

Mr. Maley asked if the Fund could work with Mr. Sklar and Mr. 
Green. 

Commissioner McCrea replied, "Yes", 

Commissioner Sanger said he sees no inconsistency in naming the 
plaza for an individual. He said he would never name a station 
for anyone, but the City has Hallidie Plaza and all kinds of 
named streets, places and parks in the City. He said the 
Commission should make it clear to the Board of Supervisors that 
it supports the designation, since otherwise someone on the 
Board might raise the question as to whether the PUC considers 
it consistent with management of the Muni Metro. 

Commissioner Sanger moved to inform the Board of Supervisors 
by letter that the Commission approves the proposal, and that 
the Commission will expect to exercise review over the placement 
and size of any sign that is placed on a Muni facility. 

The motion died for lack of a second. 

******** 

Resolution No. 7 9-017 9--Approving a contract with O'Brien- 
Kreitzberg and Associates for development of control program 
governing the introduction of Muni Metro service. 

Mr. Sklar commented that the Muni Metro start-up activities 
have an 11 or 12-month and a $5 million or $10 million budget 
to get into operation. A great deal of work has been done by 
Farrel Schell and his team in listing and "piegeon-holing" 
identifiable problems in the past. Mr. Sklar said he indicated, 
after being on the job two weeks, that he was going to cease 
expenditures until he received an integrated plan that could 
get Muni Metro into an operational position. The task force 
has been unable to produce such a document. It requires a 
highly specialized skill, and very few other City departments 
have those skills. Two weeks ago, Mr. Sklar said, he decided 
not to wait any longer to get this document in order to determine 
whether or not within a given period of time Muni Metro start-up 
could begin. 



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He asked O'Brien-Kreitzberg, a firm which had been selected in a 
highly competitive process in Wastewater Management and sub- 
sequently selected by the Airport, and had gone through all the 
City's processes including a Human Rights Commission evaluation 
of its minority business enterprise functions, if, for a very 
small sum, under $10,000 and in a very short period of time they 
could undertake this type of work, in which they have been proven 
to have great skill. 

Members of the firm met with staff and members of the Muni Metro 
Task Force. They came back with a proposal within three days. 
Dr. Christensen was asked to prepare a contract on an emergency 
basis. The firm is a small one specializing in construction 
management, planning, scheduling control mechanisms. They are 
now based in San Francisco, and are associated with Don Todd 
Associates, a firm which also came to San Francisco from Phila- 
delphia and is a minority owned and operated firm, Don Todd being 
perhaps the most senior and highly skilled minority firm in the 
country in the area of private planning and control. 

All documents being ready, Mr. Sklar said, he is presenting a 
request for this firm to go to work for $9,838, to see if within 
a month a program can be obtained to get Muni Metro in place. 
Mr. Sklar said it is his belief that long-haul services of this 
type will be necessary on all capital works projects. These 
will involve a full selection process as they will be considerably 
larger contracts, and will not fall under the small contract, 
emergency, UMTA and City "catch-all" single source selection 
procedures. Mr. Sklar said he takes total responsibility for 
the selection of this firm, stating he has v/orked with the firm 
for two and one-half years. They have won in repeated competitions 
for this type of work. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that this "goes against the grain" 
and he is unimpressed with the fact that it is a minority firm. 
He said he does not like the idea of the General Manager selecting 
people to do any type of work on a sole source basis regardless 
of how competent they are. He said he has not heard of any 
emergency about this matter until now. He said the General 
Manager should not bring in a firm, regardless of past exposure, 
without going through the process as set forth by the Commission. 
He does not want the General Manager negotiating over his vote 
any contracts of this nature for any amount. He said the General 
Manager does not have the authority to do this. 

Mr. Sklar said this is not an exception, but has been done before. 

Commissioner Flynn asked how many contracts have come before 
the Commission in nine years that have not gone through the 
scrooninrj procGss for Selection. 

Dr. Christensen said the most recent one was when the Commission 
was selecting someone to review the utilization of VJater Department 
lands, particularly in the East Bay. An agriculturalist had been 
selected, but staff had to readvertise. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that Commission policy in this regard 
was established under Mr. Crowley's tenure as General Manager. 

Dr. Christensen stated that City and UMTA procedures permits 
the negotiation of sole source contracts under $10,000. 



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Commissioner Sanger stated that, as someone who bids on contracts 
and sometimes obtains sole source contracts, it is absurb to have 
competitive bidding en small contracts, or having them reviewed 
more than once. He said he does not see a problem in negotiating 
small contracts with well knwn and reputable firms. He said 
he favors it, rather than putting staff or potential consultants 
through the expense and burden of having to ^o through an elaborate 
mechanism to obtain a contract when in the end they have spent 10 to 
20 percent of the value of it in getting to the point of selection. 
In the end, it is to the benefit of small contractors in particular. 



Commissioner Flynn stated there is a procedure, and the proposal 
is in contravention to the procedure, 

Mr. Sklar stated that staff will, among other things, examine 
all procedures. Procedures have been developed in Wastewater 
Management which he will bring for review. He stated that every 
agency with which he is familiar that deals v/ith small contracts 
employs this method. Staff will abide with whatever procedures 
the Commission decides upon. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Dr. Christensen 
stated that the normal method is to issue an invitation for 
proposals. A committee is established of those individuals 
who will be involved in the work to be done, and sheets are 
given to each member of the committee. The written proposals 
are reviewed by each member of the committee, rating sheets are 
completed, and numerical scores obtained. A short list is then 
prepared of those firms which scored highest. These firms are 
invited to oral discussions. Rating sheets are also completed 
for the oral discussions. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if this can apply to sole source con- 
tracts. 

L»r. crij.ist-en55en replied that sole source contracts are permitted 
by the City to any limit depending upon the decision provided 
by the Purchasing Officer regarding emergency, or only one 
supplier and other exceptions. UMTA rules are that sole source 
can be used up to $10,000, or to a greater amount if UMTA permits 
it. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that the sole source exists in this 
case because the sole source was selected. The previous sole 
source was because only one firm responded. 

Mr. Sklar said he has been told by staff regarding other contracts 
that one firm was approached because it had the expertise, and 
the contract was small. He asked Mr. Bei if there have been 
occasions where small professional services or supply contracts 
have gone from TIP to single sources. 

Mr. Bei replied that this happened where it was $1,000, and the 
contract was given to a firm to do some mechanical engineering 
work. Also a consultant was hired on a sole source basis when 
there was. some trouble with the tracks . 

Commissioner McCrea asked what the consequence would be of not 
approving this contract. 

Mr. Sklar replied that the Muni Metro schedule and budget will be 
delayed. 

Commissioner Flynn said he thinks it is unfair to say that "it 
falls on its face" unless this proposal is approved. 



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Mr. Sklar said the introduction of Muni Metro service will wait 
because of the proven inability of Muni forces to get out a 
control program. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that it seems that exceptions are 
allowed only for attorneys who are considered to have special 
skills. It is becoming more obvious that contract and con- 
struction management is another one of those special skills. 
This is an example where there are not that many firms to do 
this type of work and are available to do it quickly, or some 
firms are not interested in small contracts. He said the 
Commission should get into a full procedural discussion. 

Commissioner Sanger moved approval of this item on the grounds 
that the services are needed. 

Commissioner Henning requested permission to abstain from voting 
because of a conflict of interest. On motion of Commissioner 
Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, the Commission unanimously 
voted to excuse Commissioner Henning from voting. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded Commissioner Sanger's motion for 
approval of resolution No. 79-0179, which was unanimously 
adopted . 

Commissioner McCrea directed Mr. Sklar to calendar for discussion 
at the next PUC meeting an item outlining how the Commission 
should proceed on similar items in the future. 

Mr. Sklar stated he has asked the Secretary, Public Utilities 
Commission, to obtain a copy of the resolution governing current 
procedures. This will be examined, and staff will come back 
with suggestions covering small and large professional services 
contracts. 



THEREUPON THE I'lEETING ADJOURNED; 3 s 30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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MINUTES 



^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



^ SPECI/g, MEETING 
Room 300, 101 Grove Street 
10:00 A.M. 
^May 4, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 



Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. VJelton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



JUN 8 1979 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetc"-. Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 10:14 A.M. 

Present: President Claire c. Pilcher, Commissioners H. Welton 
Flynn, John M. Sanger 

Vice President Peter McCrea arrived at 11:00. 

Absent: Cranmissioner John F. Henning, Jr. 

SPECIAL MEETING TO HEAR TESTIMONY REGARDING 
THE PROPOSED ROUTING OF NO. 10 MONTEREY LINE 
UNDER PHASE I OF MUIUCIPAL RAILWAY 5-YEAR PLAN 
1979-1984, AS REQUESTED BY THE BOARD OF SUPER- 
VISORS 



Mr. Thomas Matoff, Acting Director of Planning, Municjipal Railway, 
explained that the proposed routing of the New No. 10 Monterey 
line was adopted in the 5-Year Plan by the Commission on April 
3, 1979, and that implementation of Phase I is proposed beginning 
this year. The section of the route through Saint Francis Woods, 
east of Balboa Terrace, and the area leading to Monterey Boulevard 
is a matter of contention. The recommended route is from Glen 
Park, via Monterey Boulevard, to Santa Clara Avenue, Saint Francis 
Boulevard to Saint Francis Circle, continuing west from that point 
along Sloat Boulevard to the Zoo. Objections have been raised by 
people living along portions of the route to that alignment. 

Various alternatives have been proposed, Mr. Matoff said, one 
for the bus to travel from the corner of Monterey and Foerster 
via Foerster, Judson, Phelan, Ocean Avenue and Junipero Serra to 
Saint Francis Circle, and then west. 

Another alternative would be via Plymouth, Yerba Buena, Miraloma 
and Portola to Saint Francis Circle and then west on Sloat 
Boulevard . 

The staff has also examined some "short cut" alternatives, using 
Yerba Buena to the intersection of Santa Clara and Portola, then 
down to the Circle, and a short route avoiding Saint Francis 
Boulevard, but using Santa Clara to Portola and then to Saint 
Francis Circle. Four alternatives were considered, over which 
buses made test runs. The pr'^posed route, is shorter (by 1/2 
to 1.6 miles) compared with the others on a round trip basis. 
Since transit travel is time sensitive, there would be an 
opportunity to attract more through riders. Alternative routings, 
specifically the two proposed by the Saint Francis Home Owners 
Association, are longer and would require an additional bus on 
that line in order to maintain headways. 

The other alternatives, particularly the one using Yerba Buena 
Avenue all the way through, would be unacceptable since it would 
involve operation on a narrow street. 

Alternative recommendations would also result in unnecessary 
duplication. For example, on Foerster and Judson, the recommended 
alternative would duplicate proposed Line 36 on Foerster and 
Judson; the 43 line on Phelan; the K line on Ocean; and the 
K,17 and 28 along Junipero Serra. Operation along Santa Clara 
would probably be no more acceptable to home owners than on 
Santa Clara and Saint Francis Boulevard. 

Another reason for continuing to recomaend the originally 
proposed route is that it would serve an area bounded roughly 
by Darien Way, Northgate Avenue, San Felipe Avenue and Saint 
Francis Boulevard which is one of 4 areas in the City identified 
by Wilbur Smith Associates as presently being without public 
transportation. The Wilbur Smith study subjected a proposed 
netv/ork, which incude this line to computer study to ascertain 
^«he daily passenger loads which would be carried. Given present 
transportation patterns, the segment from Plymouth Avenue to 

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Saint Francis Circle was identified as having one of the two 
highest load potentials on the 10 lirie. Patronage is higher west 
of Plymouth than east. Confusion still exists concerning auto 
parking at the Glen Park BART Station, The zip code including 
Saint Francis Woods (94127) accounts for 20 percent of the autos 
parked around the station. Since the opening of BART, Glen Park 
has had a severe auto parking problem. Not all the autos come 
from Saint Francis Woods itself, but are spread throughout the 
zip code area. That problem can not be solved with just one 
line. Presently the 94127 zip code area is served by only two 
lines — the No. 10 and No. 36. Under the plan the area would 
be served by four lines, all connecting to BART and Muni Metro. 
The area would have the 10,44,36 and 43 lines — reducing the pre- 
sently unserved figure in that zip code area from 3 5 percent to ' ^ 
1 5 percent . 

Mr, Matoff stated that the Glen Park Association traffic plan 
produced in cooperation with Muni, Department of Public Works, 
City Planning and BART, calls for improved transit service and 
preferential parking. He said it is important to maintain good 
local connections to BART; and the BART access study at Glen 
Park Station proves that people use Muni service to BART. BART 
projects large increased demands for Muni access to BART at Glen 
Park by 1990, and it is important to prepare for it now, ; " ■^: ' ' 

r/Ir. Matoff said Saint Francis Boulevard carries about 600 vehicles 
per hour during rush hours. Since the 10 line would be on a 
12-minute headway, that would be 5 buses per hour in each direction, 
or a total of 10, A 10-minute headway would produce a total of 
12 buses per hour, which is equal to 2 percent of the present load 
on Saint Francis Boulevard. Buses have been taken over all the 
streets involved and they are wide and present no operating pro- 
blem. 

Mr. Bob VJhite, representing Chancellor Sooy of the U,C. San 
Francisco campus, said he was present to support the 5-Year Plan. 
He submitted a letter from Chancellor Francis A. Sooy to 
President Pilcher. 

Robert R, Calla, Board Member of the Saint Francis Homes 
Association, spoke on behalf of the association, indicating that 
the aooooiation is mindful of the deaooratic process, but has its 
rights and responsibilities. He said the association first learned 
about the 5-Year Plan in early 1978, and at that time corresponded 
with Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, and 
Tom Matoff, requesting an outreach meeting. The meeting was held 
in March, 1978, 

When the Association learned that the 10 bus line was going to run 
through the neighborhood, it petitioned the residents. A petition 
in opposition to the proposed No. 10 routing was submitted. After 
the hearing at Lincoln High School the association petitioned the 
members by postcard for responses. About 360 households within a 
2 or 3 day period responded, stating they wanted efforts continued 
to have the proposed route changed. 

Mr. Callan said he would not talk about environmental problems 

or safety problems. He said Saint Francis Woods is the oldest 

home owners association in San Francisco, and the oldest planned 

community in the United States. People in Saint Francis Woods 

have pride in their neighborhood and are committed to San Francisco, 

Many people have moved to Saint Francis Woods from other areas 

of the City. 



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Mr. Callan said the association is proposing an alternate route 
using Junipero Serra, Ocean Avenue, Phelan, Judson, Foerster to 
Glen Park. He said the association is in favor of the 5-Year 
Plan, mass transit, and anything that can improve the ability 
of people to get to and from places. He said their alternative 
route is more responsive to the needs of people, and would serve 
many schools and churches and provide better access to those 
desired areas. Mr. Callan said he has talked to the President of 
the Ocean Avenue Merchants Association, Roger Miles, who has 
advised that he favors the bus using Ocean Avenue. 

president Pilcher asked if Mr. Miles' group had taken a vote. 

Mr. Callan said he did not know, but that the association is 
concerned about having transportation for people on Ocean Avenue, 
which is in a state of revival, and many small merchants depend 
on traffic. 

Mr. Callan stated that Dean Davis of City College of San Francisco 
advised him that it was not possible for him to get the entire 
committee together for a vote prior to today, but that Citv 
College would not oppose another bus running in front of its 
school. He said 26,000 students attend City College, of which 
8 percent, or over 2000, come from the Sunset district. It is 
desired to have bus lines to City College which cut out the 
number of transfers now necessary. There is a traffic problem 
on Ocean Avenue primarily due to the fact that students would 
rather take cars than transfer 2 or 3 times. A bus on Ocean Avenue 
would provide direct access from other areas of the Sunset. 

Mr. Callan said that to his knowledge there are no home owners 
associations comprised of people in that area in favor of the 
proposed route of the 10 line. He added, that Dr. Ed Dollard, 
President of Monterey Heights Association, is not in favor of the 
proposed 10 route. 

A man in the audience pointed out the neighborhood on the map. 
He said Miraloma borders the neighborhood on the east, and they 
are one block over from Saint Francis , and have access to 
transportation on West Portal. 

Regarding 2 percent of the autos parked around Glen Park Station 
being from the zip code in whi "h Saint Francis Woods is located, 
Mr. Callan said a study was made in 1976. Of the 378 cars, 20 
percent were allocated to zip code 94127, which is a huge area. 
Further checking was done with registration of cars, and it was 
found that there were 4 cars coming out of Saint Francis Woods » 
This study was made when there were troubles with traffic on 
Ocean Avenue — before preferential parking was instituted on 
January 1, 1979. 

Also, Mr. Callen said, it is doubtful that people would take 

BART downtown once the Muni Metro is in effect, as from Saint 

Francis VJood one could walk to Ocean Avenue or take the No. 43 bus 
on Miraloma. 

Mr. Matoff pointed out that it would depend on where you are. 
The present No. 10 comes from Glen Park along Monterey, then along 
Miraloma and up to Forest Hill. If you are on Monterey, Yerba 
Buena or Miraloma you now take the No. 10 and can go to Forest 
Hill. Under the plan if you are along Yerba Buena or Miraloma 
there would still be a bus going to Forest Hill — the proposed 43. 
However, there is the area along Santa Clara and Monterey 
between Plymouth and Saint Francis Boulevard identified as un- 
served by Wilbur Smith Associates. Those people are not within 
easy walking distance of Muni Metro or a line that gets there with 
a single transfer. Under the plan they would be able to go to 
Saint Francis Circle for transportation. 

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Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Matoff 
stated that between Plymouth and Foerster patrons could take the 
No. 10 and transfer to Muni Metro at Saint Francis Circle, or 
could take the No. 43, and transfer to Muni Metro at Forest Hill. 
He said that west of Plymouth Avenue there would be no service 
under the proposal advanced by the Saint Francis Homes Association. 
These people are not now within easy walking distance of a Muni 
line. 

Mr. Joseph Bishc, President of the Saint Francis Homes Association, 
stated that people in the area have easy access to West Portal and 
Muni Metro. He said they walk a few blocks , and now have a 
1 or 2-block walk. 

Mr. Matoff said it is more than 1000 feet, and is uphill. 

Mr. Bisho said it would be downhill in some spots. 

Commissioner Sanger stated he went out to check and there is no 
nearby transportation. 

President Pilcher commented that she went to the area again this 
morning, and one can talk about "1000 feet as the crow flies", 

Mr. Callan noted that Muni has been receptive to neighborhood 
concerns, and that at the Board of Supervisors meeting Mr. Matoff 
talked to someone and said "it could be talked over and worked 
out" . 

Mr. Matoff said that concerned the Western Addition Neighborhood 
Association, which was concerned about having 4 express lines on 
one street. 

President Pilcher added that the individual involved testified 
in favor of the 5-Year Plan, but noted that there would be 4 
buses on a residential street. She said she has a small child 
and was concerned. President Pilcher said she was struck by 
the difference in a woman who was willing to have 4 express buses 
going by her house which she could not use as they would not stop 
in that area, as contrasted by a neighborhood which does not want 
any buses going through its area. 

Mr. Callan said many people rupport the position of the Saint 
Francis Homes Association — the West of Twin Peaks Council, 
Monterey Heights Association, Balboa Terrace Association, Lake- 
side Association, Lakeshore Association, City College and Ocean 
Avenue Merchants Association. He said the Citizens Action League 
has sent a letter in support of the position. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, said the Commission has been 
"profoundly responsive" to groups asking for transportation, but 
not to people wanting no buses on their streets. 

11:00 a.m. — Commissioner McCrea arrived. 

Mr. Callen said his group has brought forward some logical 
reasons for opposing the proposed routing of the 10 line, and a 
lot of support. He said that to their knowledge there has been 
no contact to indicate that the proposed route is favored by the 
people in that area. 

President Pilcher said she received one letter from a woman in 
Saint Francis Woods, who said her husband would object to her 
writing, but she favors the overall transit plan for the good 
of everybody. 



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Mr. Callan gaidthey are talkinrj aoout what the neighbothood as a 
whole desires — not just Saint Francis Woods. 

Conrmissioner Sanger commented that there is a "big white hole" 
on the map indicating ^^ unserved area south of Monterey. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Matoff which alternative route would 
require additional buses. 

Mr. Matoff replied, "Either one". 

President Pilcher asked what the cost per year would be to use 
either of the 2 alternative routes. 

Mr. Sklar replied it would range from $60,000 to $200,000. 

Responding to a question from Mr. Callan regarding headways, 
President pilcher said it is not the headway that matters, but 
the time it takes for the bus to get from point A to point B. 

Commissioner Sanger noted that there are two factors — convenience 
and patronage. 

Mr. Joseph P. Russoniello, board member. Saint Francis Homes 
Association, said he understands that at the peak period it is 
expected that headways would be 10 minutes, and that the round 
trip would be completed in 60 minutes, and that the round trip is 
14 miles. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the City-wide average for buses is 10 miles 
per hour, but it varies depending on the route. 

Mr. Russoniello said that in this particular situation, given the 
number of stop signs and the projections of the number of people 
to be picked up, and looking at the proposed route, it would 
not seem that this would be on the "low end pf the average". He 
said he is concerned about taking the speed irStes projected. 
Anticipating that a round trip would be completed in 60 minutes, 
it would mean that the bus would have to avetage 14 miles per 
hour. He said it seems to be higher in terms of speed necessary 
to make the trip, and perha^ ^ a little too liberal in terms of 
the number of passengers picked up at the available stops. If 
the projection is wrong, in order to furnish the service projected 
and the headways, the City might nave the expense of $60,uO«j 
to $200,000 anyway. 

President Pilcher pointed out that "nothing is written in stone" — 
whatever is tried and does not work for whatever reason** will be 
looked at again" . 

Mr, Callan requested that the Commission try his association's 
proposal as it will be serving a commercial corridor — City College 
and Ocean Avenue. 

Commissioner Sanger said there is one weakness in that approach. 
When conducting research to determine potential patronage the 
location of potential patronage must be tried. If it is found 
that no one uses the line, it would make sense to reconsider. 

Commissioner Peter IlcCrea noted that the number of buses on 
City streets is fixed. If it is necessary to put another run on 
the 10 line to accommodate a request, it will be necessary to 
take a run off some other street in the City. This would be 
depriving an area in the City of service for the benefit of 
another. 



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The 5-Year Plan is aimed at applying "balanced service" with a 
fixed number of buses . He said City College cind Ocean Avenue now 
have the heaviest kind of transit service, as there are 6 bus 
lines terminating at City College plus streetcar service. 

Mr. Callan recalled that at the hearing Dean Davis, asked why 
people should have to transfer from the Sunset when they can get 
a direct route to City College. 

Mr. Sklar stated that"no one route can serve everyone everywhere". 
It has been demonstrated that people are willing to make one 
convenient transfer, but are unv/illing to take long circuitous 
trips, requiring 2 or 3 transfers. A system is being proposed 
which will take a lot more people to City College and State 
College and Stonestown fairly directly with generally no more 
than one transfer which is better than anything Muni now has. 

Mr. Sklar said the children of high school age in the Saint Francis 
Woods area indicated that the pressure of getting someone at 
home to drive them is a "hassle", and that opening up that area to 
them would open up the City. 

Mr. Callan stated that the majority of children in that area are 
under 12 years of age, and he hopes they don't get hit by cars. 

Mr. Sklar asked how many vehicles move up Saint Francis Boulevard 
during the average hour. 

Mr. Callan said, " 600 of which 500 may not stop at the stop signs", 

Mr. John T. Squire, President, TWU Local-2 50A, said he agrees 
with the Commissioner about taking service from someone else. He 
said that, talking from experience, that bus is not going to be 
able to maneuver do^'^ Ocean Avenue at the same speed that it can 
maneuver down Monterey Boulevard. He said there are streetcars 
on Ocean Avenue and added traffic going to Balboa. He said it 
takes him 1-1/2 minutes longer to get to the freeway from his 
house on Victoria Street using Ocean Avenue. That means the bus 
on Ocean Avenue will take about 4 minutes longer because it will 
be stopping and starting. He said the people in Saint Francis 
Woods want to downgrade Ocean Avenue and keep their property 
values up, but they don't want service to the rest of the City. 

Mr. Russoniello, said the City made a commitment that it would 
try to reduce the 600 autos per peak hour by putting in dividers 
to deter traffic from coming through Saint Francis Boulevard, 
because drivers have not been paying attention to the stop signs. 
He said he understood that a primary purpose of the plan was to 
carry people to mass transit points, either to Muni Metro or to 
a BART station. In looking at the proposed 10 route one has to 
consider where the people picked up along the line are going. 
If people are taking the 10 or 18 east along Sloat, they probably 
will get off at Junipero Serra and take Muni Metro downtown. 
People in Saint Francis Woods, Balboa Terrace, Monterey Heights 
and surrounding areas are now adequately served by available Muni 
Metro service or by cross-town lines along 19th Avenue. He asked 
how many people not served by Ocean Avenue service would find it 
convenient to take the proposed No. 10 line in an eastbound di- 
rection. He said the only people who might have some interest in 
taking this line would be the people whose homes actually face 
Monterey. 

President Pilcher, said there would be 10 nore minutes of 
discussion. 



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Mrs. Joan Herman, said she has lived in Saint Francis Woods since 
1929, and grew up on Santa Clara Avenue. She said there "really 
isn't a walking problem, if you knov the area and live in it". 

Mr. Buford Johnson of the Municipal Railway Planning Department, 
said he has spoken to Dean Davis of City Colleqe on n;imberous 
occasions and was told that Dean Davis is personally in favor of 
the 10 crosstown line as shown in the 5-Year Plan. 

Mr. Callan said Dean Davis is in favor of the 5-Year Plan, but 
that he would not object to the bus on Ocean Avenue. 

Mr. Callan said his association has brought comments from a lot of 
people who have not previously been contacted. 

President Pilcher replied that there has been the most widespread 
publicity on the hearings, and the Board of Supervisor has 
commended the Commission for its outreach program. 

Mr, V.W. Anderson commended the Commission for more tendency to 
listen to the comments of people than in previous meetings. 
He said he represented the Crest lake Association, which has an 
objection to running Sloat service through Saint Francis Woods. 
The 18 line presently serves 46th Avenue crosstown and Sloat 
Boulevard. Muni's own checks show that 75 percent of the partrons 
arriving at Saint Francis want to go to Stonestown. 

Commissioner McCrea said that is not an accurate statement, but 
is taking figures out of context. 

Mr. Matoff said he did not bring statistics along, but most of 
the people arriving at Saint Francis Circle ride through. However, 
under the proposal 80 percent of the people boarding the line along 
Sloat Boulevard would still have direct service to Stonestown, 
not on the Sloat Boulevard Line, but on the north-south line. 

Commissioner Sanger sta:ted that the routing of the 18 line is 
not relevant. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that the Board of Supervisors asked 
the Commission to explore alternate routes through Saint Francis 
Woods . 

Mr. Anderson said there is no quarrel with the crosstown routing 
of the 10 line to the Third Street corridor. He said his 
association has presented in writing an alternative routing using 
a reasonably direct route to Stonestown, with certain alternate 
triDS around the lake to the Zoo. He said this is a reasonable 
alternative plan which will please a lot of people. He said the plan 
is controversial anu nor worthy ot adoption. 

Dr. Dollard said the Monterey Heights Association is in agreement 
with the Saint Francis Woods Association, and is concerned with 
the safety factor in use of Monterey Boulevard, as there is a 
large retaining wall, and it is difficult to make a left turn, and 
will be more difficult with buses on Monterey Boulevard. 

commissioner Sanger asked if Dr. Dollard 's neighborhood includes 
Miraloma and Yerba Buena. 

Dr. Dollard replied, "Yes, west of Miraloma and west of Yerba 
Buena" . 

Commissioner Sanger asked if he likes the fact that there is a 
bus on Miraloma. 



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Dr. Dollard replied affirmatively. He said most of the people 
east bound are using it, and crosstown riders are getting 
connections. 

President Pilcher commented that there was a concern raised 
about the safety of children, the increasing crime rate, etc. 
She asked if there has been an increase in the crime rate since 
the bus has been there. 

Mr. Callan replied that they do not think the bus route is going 
to cause an increase in crime. 

Commissioner Sanger said the proposed 10 line is to serve downtown 
and would remedy a gross deficiency in overall crosstown traffic. 

Considering the safety problem, Mr. Callan requested that before 
voting the Commission go out to Saint Francis Boulevard and stay 
there between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. and count the number of cars 
that do stop at stop signs. 

Mr. Sklar commented that the safety issue would be mitigated if 
cars were reduced by buses, and if the "kiss riders" stay home. 

Mr. Bisho referred to the retaining wall along Monterey Boulevard 
and Dr. Dollard stated that with the buses making a certain 
schedule it will be more difficult to get on Monterey Boulevard 
from Saint Elmo and other streets. 

President Pilcher commented that she lives on a bus line which 
has to go around 4 steep blocks. For 8 or 9 years some of the 
neighborhood fought a bus line, but considering that it serves 
a transit need they have agreed to it. She said that as a person 
who lives on a bus line and has a 12 year old daughter riding, 
she is thankful that it is there, and it does keep cars off the 
street. 

Mr. Russoniello said the alternate route for vehicular traffic 
is Ocean Avenue, which was designed by the City for heavier 
traffic. He said Saint Francis Boulevard is not navigable because 
of limited width. Unless people get into buses they are still 
going to use Saint Francis Boulevard, which is the most direct 
access. He said the buses would necessarily have to stop before 
reaching an intersection, anc? the crosswalks are those before you 
reach the intersection. The vehicular traffic compounded bv buses 
stopped at crosswalks would increase congestion. 

Mr. Callan said there would be an additional cost to the City to 
make bus stop signs in Saint Francis Woods. 

President Pilcher said that on her block a yellow line was painted 
on the street. 

Mr. Sklar said the bus would stop where there is a paved crosswalk, 
auU tnis pruposal will get rid of some auto traffic, as automo- 
biles move off streets used by buses. 

President Pilcher stated that the Commission has heard all view- 
points not only at this meeting but at two previous hearings, 
and in neighborhood meetings, and from many letters for which the 
Commission is grateful. She asked if any member of the Commission 
wished to change the resolution presented to the Board of Super- 
visors on April 30, 1979. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that he found the meeting beneficial 
and learned from it. He said he has not changed his opinion 
regarding the value of the proposed routing. He said he is 
willing to take a look six months after inauguration of the new 
route to determine if patronage turned out to be as expected, and 
if there are unforeseen traffic or safety problems — and if there 

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are alternatives which might solve any such problems. He said 
the Commission is always willing to do that, and added that he 
spent years representing neighborhood associations. 

Commissioner McCrea said he agrees with Commissioner Sanger, 
but would like to go one step further. As a minimum, he said he 
would like to insure that there is a traffic count conducted on 
Saint Francis Boulevard next week, and another count made six 
months later to lay to rest the argument raised that buses will 
increase or decrease auto traffic on Saint Francis Boulevard. 
He said he would like to make a commitment to the neighborhood 
that this will be done, and that it will be discussed after 
six months. 

Commissioner Flynn, said he would like a traffic count in 90 
days, after inauguruation of the proposed 10 line and again at 
the end of six months. 

Mr. Sklar said that staff will come up with a plan for study and 
obtain the approval of the Commission and the Saint Francis Homes 
Association. 

President Pilcher commented that, assuming the Board of Supervisors 
votes, the position is to route the bus as proposed. If and 
when the 10 line is routed down Sloat, Saint Francis Boulevard 
and Monterey, she asked when this would begin. 

Mr. Matoff answered that it is a part of Phase IB, and that 
staff is "shooting for the 4th of July" for implementation of 
Phase lA. He said that service would not begin before fall at 
the very earliest, and it could be next year. 

Mr. Bisho said he is concerned that the traffic count will come 
when City College is closed. 

Mr. Sklar said that is v;hy staff would like a longer period, of 
time to take counts when City College is open and closed, during 
rush hour, non-rush hour and weekends. 

Mr. Russoniello thanked the Commission for giving more time 
than usual. He said he expects that the Association's position 
will be borne out on the study. He said he would report back 
to the Association. 

Commissioner Flynn commented that this had been a hearing without 
precedent. 

Mr. Callan commented that the Board of Supervisors is responsive 
to neighborhood action in the 11 different districts. 

President Pilcher noted that the Board of Supervisors has been 
responsive, -\lthough the PUC was under no legal constraint to 
have a meeting with the Association, President Pilcher explained 
that the meeting was held in deference to the Board of Supervisors 
and in courtesy to and cooperation with the neighborhood. 

Mr. Russoniello commented that some statistical information is 
too overly broad and generalized and not accurate when repeated 
to the Board of Supervisors as being fact. 

President Pilcher thanked the members of the Saint Francis Homes 
Association for their time. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 11; 55 A.M. 



Romaine aA. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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^.MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

■^ May 8, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTiyiENTS 
MUNCIPAL RAILWAY 
HETCH HETCHY 
WATER DEPARTMENT 



BUREAUS 

ACCOUNTS 

PUBLIC SERVICE 

PERSONNEL & TRAINING 

SAFETY 

PUC COMPUTER CENTER 



Richard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 
Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners H. VJelton Flynn, John F. Henning, John M. 
Sanger 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

The minutes of the special meeting of April 3, 1979, and the regular 
meetings of April 10 and 24, 197 9, were approved. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0131 HH Extending an agreement between the U.S. Geolo- 
gical Survey and the PUC under which, in 
accordance with the Raker Act, the U.S. Geolo- 
gical Survey will provide for engineering 
services in connection with the computation 
and preparation of stream flow records of the 
Tuolumne and its tributaries for the period of 
July 1, 1979, to September 30, 1980, in the 
estimated sum of $66,850. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0182 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 551R 

for Richmond Substation, Equipment Installation 
and Related Building Alterations. Estimated 
Cost: $4 50,000 (Power Improvement Program) 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0183 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 534- L Line Streetcar 
Overhead System, Conversion for Pantograph 
Operation and Feeder Undergrounding- to Brayer 
Electric Company and Mahoney Electric Company, 
Inc., a Joint Venture, San Francisco, California, 
in the net amount of $828,082. (Power Improve- 
ment Program/Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, H<^nning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Herilng, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0 1 84 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed '-'ork 
under HH Contract No. 603-Sandbla3tinq and 
Coating Tesla Portal V7ater Tanks; apprcvinq 
credit modification of $35.69; and a'ihl;' " -• 
zing final payment of $13,440.31 to 0.1;. 
Burgess Company, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Hc-nnirq, 
Sanger 

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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0185 W Authorizing bid call for Water Department 
Contract No. 17 57- Excavation and Repaying 
for Water Service Trenches. Estimated Cost 
$69,750. 

Vote: Ayes-Pi Icher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0186 W Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under WD Professional Services Contract No. 
PS-154, covering a water revenue requirements 
and water rate design study; and authorizing .^ 
final payment of $250.55 to Brown and Caldwell,' 
Consulting Engineers. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0187 W Approving collection of Water Department claims 
for damages against miscellaneous debtors, 
amount $230.01, month of April, 1979. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0188 M Approving supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $80,000 to provide for litigation 
expense, and for a Regional Transit Associa- 
tion program of public information and transit 
system demonstration. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
i> following resolution was adopted: 

79-0180 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 
in settlement of claims against the Munici- 
pal Railway, total amount $74,750.83. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0189 PUCC Approving the use of funds appropriated for 
permanent salaries to be expended for the 
continuing use of contract programmers, 
analysts and technical support services; and 
requesting the Controller to approve the 
transfer for this purpose of $65,000 for the 
current fiscal year. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0190 W Approving a Contract Order with Corrosion 

Engineering and Research Company to perform a 
corrosion survey for a section of the Crystal 
Springs Pipeline No. 1 near Brisbane, San 
Mateo County, for a cost not to exceed $4,8 00. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0191 M Approving of contract providing technical 

coordination and training for installation and 
implementation of the Financial Information 
Resources Management (FIRM) program in the 
Municipal Railway, 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0192 GO Requesting the Civil Service Commission to 
confirm the appointment of Richard Sklar 
as General Manager of Public Utilities, 
Step V, effective June 1, 1979. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secretary of the 
Public Utilities Commission. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

Naming of MunT Metro Station at Castro and Market Streets 

President Pilcher referred to a letter in behalf of Supervisor 
Harry Britt, dated May 2, 197 9, from Gilbert H. Boreman, Clerk 
of the Board, requesting that the Commission consider naming the 
Castro and Market Street Muni Metro Station the Harvey Milk Plaza. 
At the Commission meeting of April 24, 197 9, it was determined 
that the PUC does not have full jurisdiction over the plaza itself, 
and therefore it would be more appropriately referred to the Board 
of Supervisors. 

REPORT OF THE ACTING GENERAL I^ANAGER- Richard Sklar 
Motor Coach Division Equipment and Maintenance 

Mr. Sklar said he would like to talk about the magnificent perfor- 
mance of the motor coach division equipment and maintenance team 
over the past month or so. He said that shortly after Mr, Frank 
Baggetta assumed the job of running this section, he laid out 
a 6-month plan to move Muni from the daily circumstance of missing 
sometimes as many as 20 runs daily due to lack of equipment at 
the two diesel coach yards down to missing no runs. The same 
plan was laid out for the PCC operation. Trolley coaches v/ere 
missing no runs because there were more trolley coaches than the 
runs demanded. 

Two weeks ago, Mr. Sklar said he received a report from Mr. 
Baggetta which showed that on that Monday morning Muni missed no 
runs at Woods and Kirkland Divisions. Muni staff had worked 
during the weekend, with Water Department maintenance personnel 
assisting. He told Mr. Baggetta not to count on that, as he knew 
it was by herculean effort that all of the buses had been put out, 
and that it would take months to get to a condition of full sta- 
bility. However, on seven of the last twelve days in the morning 
and evening both divisions have gotten every coach out. 

Mr. Sklar said he asked that Frank Baggetta and five (5) employees 
selected from the foremen and mechanics come to the PUC meeting, 
not as the individuals who made it happen, but representing the 
130 to 160 team people, Mr. Sklar introduced Frank Baggetta, 
i"r-anait Equipment Supervisor; Harry Maker, Automotive Supervisor; 
Graham McMullen, Foreman; Douglas St. John, Foreman; Ogden 
Williainn, McioKanic:; and George Schlodfoldt, Mechanic. 

Mr. Sklar said the performance has been "absolutely outstanding". 

President Pilcher said she would like to applaud them on behalf 
of the Commission, (applause from Commission, staff and public). 

Mr. John T. Squire, President, TT/TO Local 250-A, spoke on behalf 
of the Muni drivers. He said it is phenomenal that the drivers 
no longer have to be making double and triple headways, and that 
they are appreciative. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea asked if there are enough drivers for 
the buses available. 

llr. Sklar said a few operator runs have been missed, but that will 
be dealt with next. The union and staff will work on absenteeism 
problems and will make sure there is a sufficient number of 
drivers. Generally, if there is an operator "miss out", it is 
not for a full day but for a short period of time. 



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iPurse Snatching Incident on Hayes 21-Line 

President Pilcher commented on a communication just received 
dated May 1, 1979, from a woman unable to identify the Muni 
driver, whom she wished to thank. This woman was riding the 21 
Hayes line on April 2, 197 9, at about 5:00 p.m. when her purse was 
snatched by a young male passenger. The driver got off the bus 
and took chase, and because of that the young man dropped the 
purse. This woman is asking that her thanks be conveyed to the 
bus driver. President Pilcher said this bus driver should be 
identified and commended. 

Effect on Ridership Due to Gasoline Shortage 

President Pilcher asked if there has been an effect on Muni rider- 
ship since the gasoline situation has been a problem. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that from July, 1978 to February, 197 9, there was a 6.4 percent 
increase in patronage. In March and April, 1979, there has been 
a 9.3 percent increase. This increased patronage is attributed 
to more equipment on the street, and to people using the system 
mv.ch more. 

The actual number of revenue riders in 1977-1978 was 120 million. 
Based on that figure, a projection v;as made for 1978-197 9 of 125 
million. However, it is clear that r4uni will carry 129 million 
people rather than 125 million, v/hich is 9 million more than in 
1977-78. It is expected that the increase in ridership will 
continue. 

Driver Identification 

Mr. Sklar stated that the staff and union has worked on this matter 
for the past two weeks. An agreement has been reached on the 
mechanism for a simple permanent easy driver identification. This 
is a right shoulder patch sewn permanently onto each driver's 
jacket and shirt. It is similar to a system now being used in 
Los Angeles. Chicago uses a metal badge on the right shoulder. 
The advantage of the right shoulder with an easy to see number 
is that from the passenger standpoint it is not necessary to search 
for a number. Mr. Green has submitted two (2) suggestions as to 
Gonf i-juration, and Muni staff and the union will come back with 
the recommenaod cle>sign hopefully by the PUC meeting of May 22, 1979, 

President Pilcher said she has talked v/ith drivers, and has spoken 
to Mr. Squire. Her concern is that if the driver chooses not to 
be identified because "there are a lot of crazies out there" and 
they make phone calls, all the driver has to do is wear a sweater. 

Mr. Sklar explained that there will be a standardized uniform. 
Drivers will wear a shirt and a sleeveless vest, or a jacket 
over a shirt or over a shirt and vest. On every sleeve the driver 
will be provided with the emblem and paid for sewing. Drivers will 
be out of uniform without either a shirt or jacket. 

President Pilcher commented that $10,000 was spent on plastic 
plaques, which were hardly used, and $16,000 is now going to be 
spent on patches. 

Mr. Sklar explained that staff wants to make driver identification 
as painless as possible, and does not want to be in the position 
of being policemen with employees, but wants cooperation from 
employees. 



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Conunissioner John M. Sanger, asked if there are any regulations 
which control giving out information on names along with identi- 
fication by numbers. 

Mr. Green replied that names are not given out, and Mr. Sklar 
added that the only way a name would be given out would be if a 
formal complaint were brought and a public hearing held, or in 
the case of a law suit. 

Mr. Fred Perry of CAPTrans, asked what would happen if a driver 
were not in uniform. 

Mr. Sklar replied that staff, together with the union, will examine 
the question of discipline. 

President Pilcher said she would like to make sure that the 
Commission and staff have the full cooperation and consent of the 
union in this matter. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the union will deal with the matter at the 
shop level, and will talk to employees before we spend "penny one". 
He said work with the union to date has been very cooperative. 

Mr. Sam Walker of the TVJU Local 250-A explained that there was 
a lot of controversy over the plastic numbers. Children and 
young adults would take them out of the holders. He said the 
union has checked systems in San Diego and Los Angeles, and that 
the patch is the "going thing" in transit systems. Chicago and 
New York use metal, but it is felt that the cloth patch would be 
better in San Francisco. 

Mr. Perry asked if uniforms are interchangeable in case an 
employee leaves. He said the Police Department had the same 
question as uniforms had to be thrown away because patches were 
so permanently fixed. 

President Pilcher said that problem will be studied. 

Reorganization 

Mr. Sklar explained that he has detailed in preliminary fashion 
matters which have been discussed individually with the 
Commissioners regarding reorganization of the three (3) "operating 
companies in our corporation" . He said that is essentially what we 
now have is an organization that is a mixed line and staff and 
"something else organization" that has grown "somewhat like 
Topsy". 

He suggested a return to the concept originally envisioned when 
the PUC was put together, and which the Charter outlined as a 
basic way to operate. He said he will bring forth a series of 
formal proposals to the PUC and to Civil Service and the Board 
of Supervisors, with a matrix line and staff organization. 

The PUC is at the top as the board of directors or governing 
body of the organization, with the Secretary to the PUC, and her 
associate providing secretarial services to the Commission. Mr. 
Sklar is the General Manager of Public Utilities and the chief 
op<=>rating officer. There are three (3) working organizations — 
the Municipal Railway, Water Department and Hetch Hetchy. Mr. 
Green and the Muni organization, will, as will Water Department 
and Hetch Hetchy, move from being a "catch all umbrella organi- 
zation" to providing only for their basic mission. These 
organizations will be organized in turn for the capability of 
maintaining their equipment and buildings, garages, tracks, and 
Muni Metro stations. The IJater Department will move into the 
same type of configuration with an operating and maintenance 
arm; and the same will be true of Hetch Hetchy with its operation 
and maintenance section. 

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There will then be 4 staff organizations — financial management; 
management information systems, or EDP , or the Computer Center; 
an administrative group; and a facilities engineering and con- 
struction group that will serve all of the companies. 

Under financial management will be 4 or 5 functional areas — 
budgets and systems, accounting, grants management, and revenue 
collections. 

The Computer Center operation has not been detailed, but it 
has the normal computer center type functions. 

The administration side will cover such areas for all the 
organizations as personnel, claims, affiirmative action, safety 
and security, inter-agency, public and press liaison, and real 
estate management. 

Facilities engineering and construction will be the engineering 
cind building company for everybody. Now there are four (4) 
separate operations for facilities engineering and construction. 
There are 276 people in that "family", but 4 separate companies 
essentially carrying on the same business. Now about $1.5 
million worth of construction per month is being put into the 
ground at the peak sometimes $2 million or $3 million. 

The peaks and valleys do not necessarily coincide in all 
operations. Civil engineering is civil engineering, designing 
is designing, contracts administration is contxacfcs administra- 
tion, eind inspecting and pouring of concrete is the same whether 
the produce is a dam, a subway station or a new office building. 
A facilities engineering and construction bureau will be created 
under the PUC. The Charter mandates that they are bureaus in the 
legal sense of the word. 

Mr. Sklar said three (3) areas are still undecided. First, is 
the purchasing operation, which could be under administration or 
finance. The Water Department commercial division could remain 
with the Water Department or become part of the financial 
operation of revenue collections. The long term planning group, 
which does not now exist, (there is the Muni olanning group) 
could operate directly through the General Manager or as part 
of the facilities studies as most of the long term planning is 
really capital works planning. One other small staff of 1 or 
2 people is a group to do performance evaluation — to take 
reports and data and tell the operating officer quickly where 
special attention is needed. 

Essentially, Mr. Sklar said, the PUC will be operating as 
General Motors operates, as a corporation. The Commission 
will be the board of directors, and he will be the chief 
operating officer. There is an Oldsmobile division, a truck 
division, a locomotive division, and they build their products 
but each of them are served by a central office financial, data 
processing administrative, and construction operation. In 
working through this process with Mr. Green, Mr. Moore and Dr. 
Christensen, he said he has come to some conclusions. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
has been asked and has accepted taking on the job of being 
responsible for all facilities construction. Mr. Green and Mr. 
Kelleher will remain in their present positions. There will be 
a vacancy in Hetch Hetchy for directing operations and main- 
tenance, and Mr. Moore and Mr. Sklar will consult and come back 
with a recommendation for that position. 



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Dr. John M. Christensen serves in what is called the Bureau of 
Accounts now. Essentially, it is a 1 or 2 person operation. 

Mr. Sklar recommended Miss Nancy Keane, presently the Director 
of the Family Support Bureau of the District Attorney's Office, 
for the administration position. He said he has a packet of 
recommendations for her and has met with her innumerable times 
about what a magnificient job she did of organizing a "tough 
bureau", which did not exist before District Attorney Joseph 
Freitas's administration. Essentially, it now comprises about 
200 people, and has the job of finding non-supportive parents, 
and developing administrative and court procedures. He said 
Miss Keane comes with the highest recommendations, 

Mr. Sklar stated that discussions are being held as it is not 
clear now whether EDP should be a part of financial operations or 
operate separately. 

Mr. Sklar commented that in order to carry out the plan from the 
gross level of organization down to the detailed staffing, there 
are 13 9 people in three (3) companies involved with things 
relating to money, 60 in EDP, 137 in administration, and 276 in 
facilities construction. This does not count the almost 2500 
people in operations and maintenance at Muni or the 1,000 in the 
Water and Hetch Hetchy Departments. 

In order to determine how to organize for the next 3 to 5 to 10 
years, Mr. Sklar said he has asked Arthur Andersen and Company, 
who are now under contract, to join with himself. Dr. Christensen, 
Nancy Keane, and a man who has worked for SPUR and is contributing 
his time on a voluntary basis named Tom Rau, to work on detailed 
systems and organization. 

Mr. Sklar said he thinks a mistake was made in the current work 
with Arthur Andersen and Company, Public Utilities has a 
$500,000 contract with this company to work on the TIMS program, 
the computer programs for finance and administration. What they 
are doing essentially is designing programs for different 
specific functions. What they did not do was step back and lay 
out the beginning of a patch to get to the type of operation 
envisioned; that is, to identify the requirements for all 
functioning organizations, and to suggest *ihat organizational 
structure and details nnake sense. Then staffing will be done 
at the same time they are devising the systems, procedures, and 
programs. Arthur Andersen is now working in the progrcimmatic area 
of Mnrvi aione. They are working "more with the fingers when they 
have not decided what the body looks like". Some of the money 
will be taken from the back end of the program and used at the 
front end of the program to ask Arthur Andersen and Company in 
a very quick fashion to do this so that it can be ready for 
implementation at the beginning of the fiscal year. 

Arthur Andersen and Company will work with staff on evaluation 
of what is being suggested, and the detail to back it up, staffing 
levels, and departments or bureaus, so that in the fiscal year 
1980-1981 there will be full program — budgeting and an organiza- 
tion built around this concept. 

Mr. Sklar stated that there are several choices. This concept 
can be applied, or each organization can be given the job of 
doing everything. The disadvantages of the latter are that when 
you have an organization replete with talented people you can 
afford to have staff services down at each operating division. 
Today, in this City, and in most municipal governments, there 
is not that level of talent. Municipalities can not pay for 
and can not compete with the private sector. If it is possible 
to get one great personnel officer and one groat computer pro- 
grammer to serve three (3) organizations it is better. 

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Implementation of this concept will begin, he said, when an 
agreement has been reached with the Commission and other City 
organizations on the exact details of the concept. 

President Pilcher asked if the department heads are working with 
Arthur Andersen and Company as it is difficult to be able to see 
problems which are unique to a particular department. 

Mr. Sklar replied that the department heads are right down at 
the worker level. Arthur Andersen is moving to the people doing 
the work. Now they will be moving back up and thinking about 
basic organization and requirements. At the same time they will 
continue programmatic exercises. Forty or fifty thousand dollars 
will be pulled out of the $500,000 (no new money) and used at 
the front end of the project in order to get more value at the 
detailed end. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea stated that the one group Mr. Sklar 
did not talk about is the planning group at Muni. 

Mr. Sklar replied that there is a question as to where this 
group goes. They are talented, and the long term planning team 
essentially is that group. The question is whether to bring 
them up for overall corporate planning or keep them with Muni. 

Commissioner John M. Sanger commented that if there were a 
planning group at the PUC staff level, he would assume it would 
be segregated into those sections dealing with different functions, 
as there is little relationship except in methodology. 

Mr. Sklar said that most of the long term planning would probably 
be for Muni. Eighty to ninety percent of the support activities 
tie around Muni's operations in terms of dollar volume and 
everything else. The Water and Hetch Hetchy Departments are 
essentially stable and mature organizations, with Hetch Hetchy 
only having the future question of expansion. There possibly 
would be no long term planners per se for Water and Hetch Hetchy 
Departments. Use could be made of the Muni planning group, as 
they have the cibility to think, plan and research, to look at 
these two (2) operations. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar 
said his preference would be to have the planning group at the 
top with him, as it would give him a group of people to help 
him keep an eye to the future. 

********** 

Resolution Wo. 79-0182 — Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 
551R lui. nichmond Substation, Equipment Installation and Related 
Building Alterations. Estimated Cost: $450,000. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if this is a mistake, as the bids were 
rejected last time because the engineer's estimate was so low. 
He asked if it has now been discovered that the engineer's 
estimate was wrong. 

Mr. Moore replied that the estimate was updated, but is still 
below the low bid. 

********** 

ITEM NO. 7(e) — Authorizing bid call for WD Contract No. 177 for 
the Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings for the San Fran- 
cisco Water Department for the Fiscal year Ending June 30, 1980. 
Estimated Cost: $862,450. 

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Commissioner H. Welton Flynn noted that this is an on-going 
contract. He asked what the Water Department paid for this 
item for the last fiscal year and how many "holes" were covered. 

Paul Matsumura, Principal Engineer, Water Department, replied 
that bids were taken last year on just about the same quantity, 
and the estimated cost was roughly $800,000. Not all of that 
amount has been spent, he said. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if he knew how many openings there were. 

Mr. Matsumura said he did not know — that these are on encumbrance 
requests. 

Commissioner Flynn commented that Mr. Matsiomura said not all of 
the money had been spent. He asked what amount of holes were 
covered for the eimount of money spent. Commissioner Flynn said 
he has raised this question practically every year. He would 
like to know how many holes were covered last year, and the 
actual cost. 

Mr. Matsumura said there was not as much work for the Department 
during the past year as is normally the case. Consequently the 
use of this item was less than in previous years. 

Commissioner Flynn asked why more money was needed this year. 

Mr. Matsumura said the Water Department expects more activity 
during the coming fiscal year, and this is based on the same 
quantity as estimated last year. 

President Pilcher directed that a report be submitted on this 
item at the PUC meeting of May 22, 197 9, and that the item be 
removed from the Consent Calendar and continued to that meeting. 

******** 

Resolution No. 7 9-0188 — Approving supplemental appropriation in 
the amount of $80,000 to provide for litigation expense, and 
for a Regional Transit Association program of public information 
and transit system demonstration. 

Mr. Fred Perry of CAPTrans inquired about the Regional Transit 
Association program of public information and transit system 
demonstration . 

President Pilcher explained that the Commission has agreed with 
the Regional Transit Association to do a study to establish the 
RTA as a legal entity and to contribute to that. This is a 
mandatory expenditure of funds. A.C. Transit, the Golden Gate 
Highway and Bridge District, BART, SAMTrans, and Santa Clara 
Transit will also provide match funds to implement a total 
program of approximately $900,000 over a 2-year period. RTA has 
also submitted a flow chart which has to do with overall regional 
coordination and planning. The program will be in effect for 
an integrated public information and transit support demonstra- 
tion. It is felt that $30,000 of the $80,000 is a small amount 
to spend for that program. 

The other amount is for a litigation expense fund. It has been 
found that by spending a small amount of money a lot can be 
saved. For example, last year in excess of $200,000 was spent 
to defend the Municipal Railway from suits. By spending that 
amount of money. Muni's claims costs dropped for a 5-year 
average of $3.8 million to $2.2 million. Muni was not given 
that much money this year, and the Commission is going back to 
the Board of Supervisors and asking them to give Muni an addi- 
tional $50,000 in order to continue to keep claims costs down. 

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ITEM NO. 9 — Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer 
of the San Francisco Water Department to execute and approximate 
1.22 acre Revocable Land Use Permit to Raymond A. Feichtmeir for 
parking and landscaping purposes for certain Water Department 
property located in Santa Clara County, commencing April 1, 1979, 
at a monthly permit fee of $320 plus reimbursement of taxes and 
assessments, and further subject to permit fee review and 
adjustment every three (3) years if not sooner revoked. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the property is already prepared 
and paved for parking purposes. 

Mr. Matsumura replied that he would think it is. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why there was a discount of 50 percent. 

Mr. Matsumura answered that there is a pipeline in the right-of- 
way, and the Water Department may have to maintain it. 

Commissioner Sanger said that the permittee should already have 
amortized that investment since they only have a 3-year permit 
in the first place. He questioned whether or not the Commission 
should discount 50 percent when they are not involved in new 
construction. 

Mr. Matsumura commented that this is the normal procedure. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that normally there is some Real Estate 
Department advice on the matter. He said he considers that 
absurdly low fees are charged for land uses v/hich are obviously 
highly valuable. He said he could not see any justification for 
charging less than market value when the facilities required 
are already installed and in use for a period of 9 years. 

Dr. Christensen stated that he believed that the Real Estate 
Department did make its appraisal which was based on the normal 
capitalization and value, and then the discount was made due 
to the location of the pipeline. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested taking the item off calendar. 

Commissioner Sanger said he would like a map identifying the 
adjacent land uses. 

President Pilcher directed that the item be taken off calendar. 

1c********* 

ITEM NO. 10 — Discussion of the "No Fare, No Ride" policy 
inaugurated on January 8, 197 9. 

Mr. Green submitted a chart showing comparable periods of January 
to April, 1978; and January to April, 1979. It is felt that 
the program has been a success, he said, and it is recommended 
that it be continued. This is based on the fact that in the 
first period 43 people were asked about a proper fare, and in 
the second period, after initiation of the program, 203 people 
were questioned about the proper fare. In terms of cash flow 
there was a $500,000 increase in the second period. 

Commissioner Henning asked if that is Mr. Green's definition 
of an altercation, and Mr. Green replied, "Yes". 

Mr. Green said it can not be stated that all of the increase in 
cash is attributed to the challenge, but certainly the challenge 
does have an effect. On that basis it is a success, and continu- 
ation of the policy is recommended. 

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Commissioner McCrea asked about the feeling of the union. 

Mr. John T. Squire, President, TIiTU Local 250-A, said that from 
January 8, 1979, until April 9, 1979, there were 19 assaults, 
4 of which were directly attributable to the "no fare, no ride" 
policy. He said the union needs protection for tiie operators, 
and that the policy has created more problems than it has solved. 
More operators have been abused physically or verbally. He said, 
however, that the union is not opposed to collecting fares. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that the union was an active 
supporter and advocate of the program when it was initiated. 

Mr. Squire said he was not in the office at that time. He said 
the union is not opposing the program but is asking for protection. 

President Pilcher said that every driver she has questioned has 
been delighted with the program, and that they feel they are 
getting some backing for a change. They said that no one should 
have a free ride. She said she has yet to hear any driver make 
a complaint about the program. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that the success would be even 
greater were there some increase in vigixance on the part of the 
drivers. He said even on the relatively light line which he 
rides frequently, the lack of observation of either transfers 
or fare deposits or fast passes is present. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Green said 
a report will be made again in 90 days. 

Mr. Fred Perry sai d he v7ould like to join those who support the 
continuation of the policy. He said he would like to see police 
personnel on buses. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNEDs 2; 55 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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In a 



^MINUTES 
,.j-;JPUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 



SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
3;00 P.M. 
^ May 14, 197 9 



JUN 8 1979 



OOCUMiNTJi DEPT. 
; ?•, FUQLJC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 
Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. We It on Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 
Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 3:07 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Commissioners H. Welton 
Flynn, John M. Sanger 

Absent: Vice President Peter McCrea, Commissioner John F. 
Henning, Jr. 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolution is attached. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0194 W Authorizing bid call for WD Contract No. 
1770 for the Repaving of Street and Side- 
walk Openings for the San Francisco Water 
Department for the Fiscal Year Ending 
June 30, 1980. Estimated Cost: $862,450. 
(Continued from the meeting of May 8, 1979) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 



Copies of the above resolution is on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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President Claire C. Pilcher stated that this special meeting was 
being held because Commissioner H. Welton Flynn had some questions 
concerning this item at the PUC meeting of May 8, 1979. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he wished to know the cost and the 
number of openings in prior years. He said that Mr. Paul 
Matsumura, Principal Engineer, Water Department, also stated at 
the meeting of May 8, 1979, that all of the money had not been 
used for the prior year. 

Commissioner Flynn said he now understands why some money was 
unused during the prior year, as he has discussed the matter with 
Mr. Eugene J. Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco Water Department. 

Now, he said, he would like to know if this bid call is satis- 
factory. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that the bid call is a good one, as the 
Water Department expects to have all plumber jobs filled, and 
will be operating in a normal manner. 

COKtmissioner John M. Sanger asked what the implication was. 

Comnissioner Flynn explained that the engineer's estimate for 
the hid call for fiscal year 1979-1980 is $862,450, which may 
be unrealistic. 

Mr. Kelleher said this is a 9 percent increase over the previous 
year, and the quantities were reduced. 

Commissioner Flynn said his earlier question was how much 
higher wcs this engineer's estimate of $862,4 50 than that for 
the prior year. He said it is now reported that tht. estimate 
for the prior year vas $7 91,4 00. A memorandum sent to the 
Commission from Mr. ^.elleher now reveals that all of the money 
was not used for the past two years, such as in the most recent 
year by about $151,000. It is stated that the Department will 
use it next year, and Commissioner Flynn said he is wondering 
if this is c realistic bid estimate. 

Mr. Kelleher said it is a 9 percent in dollars. The actual 
construction -ost is estimated at an increase of 14 percent. The 
quantities have been cut down throughout the contract. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that Commissioner Flynn is making 
reference to the fact that much less has been spent than was 
included in the previous two bids. Therefore, the question is 
why is such a high amount estimated for this coming fiscal year. 

Mr. Kelleher explained that construction during the present 
year of 1978-1979 has been below normal. In 1977-1978 the 
Water Department was only below the estimate by $32,000. 

Commissioner Sanger said the increase from two years ago is 
approximately 2 percent. 

Mr. Kelleher explained that most of that is for cost of paving. 

Commissioner Sanger said he did not understand in the explanation 
how the availability of plumbers and helpers affected repaving. 
He asked if this has to do with main replacement. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that this has to do with any work the 

Water Department itself does, such as maintenance, and installing 

services. The Department has $1.1 million in service renewals. 

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Commissioner Sanger asked what the Department did not do that 
reduced the payments. 

Mr. Kelleher said gate valves were not repaired, and two contracts 
for service renewals were put to bid because the Department did 
not have sufficient manpower to handle them. That paving would 
have gone against service renewals in this contract. Now it 
will go against regular service renewal contracts. 

Commissioner Sanger noted that the cost per opening has actually 
gone down. 

Mr. Kelleher stated that the cost per opening is only an indi- 
cation. It would depend on the size of the main breaks. He 
said there have been more main breaks this year than in any 
prior year, yet the total associated repaving costs is less, as 
the main breaks have been smaller. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Kelleher 
stated the estimate could be high for 1979-1980, but it is 
necessary to allow a little lee-way. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if the monies not used in prior years 
would be surpluses. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that those monies will go to unappropriated 
funds. 

Commissioner Flynn said he has no problems with the proposed 
resolxi^ion. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 79-0194 was unanimously adopted. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED; 3s 12 P.M. 

ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
^S- May 22, 197 9 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
S.F. PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2:07 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, H. Welton Flynn, John F. 
Henning, Jr., John M. Sanger 

Absent: Vice President Peter McCrea 

The minutes of the special meetings of May 4, 197 9 and May 14, 1979 
were approved . 

The minutes of the regular meeting of May 8, 197 9, were approved. 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0195 HH Awarding BLH&P Contract No. 197 for Maintenance 
and Repair of City-owned Street Lighting System, 
Fiscal Year 1979-1980 to Lease-Lite Corporation, 
San Francisco, California in the amount of 
$210,872.62. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0196 HH Awarding BLH&P Contract No. 196 for Scheduled 

Relamping of City-owned Street Light im.i System, 
Fiscal Year 1979-1980 to Lease-Lite Corporation, 
San Francisco, California in the amount of 
$56,232.21. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0197 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 577 for 

Oakdale Portal Sand Trap. Estimated Cost: $36,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

7 9-0198 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed work under 
HH Contract IIo. 524- K Line Streetcar Overhead 
System, Conversion for Pantograph Operation; 
approving credit modification of $2,101.49; and 
authorizing final payment of $34,530.85 to Amelco 
Electric, Contractor. (Power Improvement Program/ 
Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0199 HH Requesting the Controller to approve a transfer 
of funds in the amount of $25,000 to fund 
Workers' Compensation costs for the balance 
of the current fiscal year. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 



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On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-02 00 HH Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$6,980, to provide funds for fringe benefits 
agreed to in meet and confer sessions with 
the Board of Supervisors. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Kenning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0201 W Accepting as satisfactorily completed work under 
WD Contract No. 164 0-Renovation of Crystal 
Springs Pump Station; authorizing the Acting 
General Manager of Public Utilities to execute 
an agreement of non-prejudice; approving credit 
modification of $22,675.07; approving authorized 
deduction of $3,000 for pump shutdown; and 
authorizing final payment of $77,971.29 to Dal- 
zell Corporation, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-02 02 W Requesting the Controller to approve a trans- 
fer of funds in the amount of $270,000 for 
operational necessities for the balance of 
the current fiscal year. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-02 03 W Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$19,617, to provide funds for fringe benefits 
agreed to in meet and confer sessions with 
the Board of Supervisors. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0204 W Requesting the Controller to draw warreint in 
favor of Alfred M. Miller, Trustee, in the 
amount of $3,131.76 in settlement of claim 
against the San Francisco Water Department 
arising from damage to claimant's property 
by service leak on March 15, 1978, at 695 
Bryant Street, San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0205 M Authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-628- 
Twin Peaks and Sunset Tunnels, Construction 
of Firefighting Facilities. Estimated Cost: 
$560,000. (Transit Improvement Program 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 



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On nvotion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
vinder Contract No. MR- 64 4- M-Line Track 
Extension, Power Facilities and Sewer 
Replacement and Enlargement, Broad Street 
and San Jose Avenue? approving credit modi- 
fication of $7,277.90; approving execution 
of agreement of non-prejudice; and authorizing 
final payment of $67,986.11 to Homer J. Olsen, 
Inc., Contractor. (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Scuiger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving compromise and collection of 
Municipal Railway claims for damages against 
miscellaneous debtors, amount $9,431.21, 
month of April, 197 9. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Approving payment of claims, amount $69,644.28, 
from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month 
of April, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 
in settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $156,276.24. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Approving supplemfental appropriation, amount 
$10,060, to provide funds for fringe benefits 
agreed to in meet and confer sessions with 
the Board of Supervisors. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Confirming transfer of funds under $10,000 
and allotment requests, submitted by depart- 
ments under PUC jurisdiction during the third 
quarter 1978-79, totalling $5,821,768.50. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 



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following resolution was adopted: 

79-0211 HH Authorizing the City Attorney to engage the 
services of a real estate appraiser as an 
expert witness in preparation and presen- 
tation of expert testimony before the State 
Board of Equalization concerning real property 
assessments in Tuolumne County; and requesting 
the Controller to transfer funds in the amount 
of $25,000 to cover the cost of the services of 
a real estate appraiser. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0212 W Approving a negotiated increase in royalty price 
per ton of quarry products removed from Water 
Department land leased to Santa Clara Sand and 
Gravel Company; and authorizing negotiation 
with Santa Clara Sand and Gravel Company to 
investigate whether City's best interest 
would be served by modifying or amending the 
present lease to provide for an alternate 
reclamation use of the quarry; and authorizing 
a 6 month's extension for the completion of 
Phase I of recreational development from 
July 1, 1979 to December 1, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0213 W Approving supplemental appropriation, eunount 
$1,336 to reflect the deletion of 9 positions 
and the creation of 9 positions as of July 
1, 1979; and requesting the Civil Service 
Commission to "flag" the positions of 1470 
Assistcuit Services & Supply Supervisor, 
1670 Consximer Accounts Supervisor and 4366 
Collections Supervisor for deletion when the 
incumbents in the cibove-named positions 
vacate those positions, for an additional 
savings of $62,008. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Henning, Semger 

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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0214 M Authorizing reimbursement of the sum of 

$565.91 to Deputy City Attorney Daniel E. 
Collins, for expenses incurred in a trip 
to Providence and Warvick, Rhode Island, 
to take depositions in the case of Barbara 
Anderson v. CCSF, Superior Court No. 728-228. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0215 M Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Rail- 
way Improvement Corporation to approve and 
execute Contract Hodification No. 13 to 
Contract No. MR-588- Subway Signal System in 
the total amount of $276,293. (Transit Improve- 
ment Program) 

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following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0216 M Approving Contract Change Agreement No. 27 
at no change in contract price, to change 
the contract terms to agree with the City 
Charter; and requesting the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
to approve and execute Contract Change 
Agreement No. 27, under Contract No. MR- 
609- Muni Metro Rail Center. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0217 M Approving the execution of Amendment No. 1 
to the Professional Services Agreement 
between City and Consul Ltd. in the amount 
of $22,660.11 to provide funds for the 
completion of COMPAK Project No. V, Communi- 
cation and Surveillance Equipment. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0218 M Directing the Municipal Railway Planning 
Department to participate in regional 
computerized book loan program with other 
Bay Area transit operators, under an agree- 
ment with Boeing Computer Services, until 
Jvme, 1980 at a maximum cost of $1,500. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0219 M Authorizing the staff of the Municipal Rail- 
way to advertise and circulate a Request for 
Proposals for consultant assistance invol- 
ving planning and preliminary engineering 
studies for extension of the MUNI-METRO 
service from the foot of Market Street to 
the Southern Pacific Depot at Fourth and 
Townsend Streets; and directing staff to 
cunend the RFP to include consideration of 
the entire E-Embarcadero rail line as 
described in the Muni S-Year Plan 1979-84. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

79-0220 M Requesting the Board of Supervisors to 

authorize the Commission, acting through 
the General Manager of Public Utilities, to 
execute and file a grant application with 
the California Department of Transportation, 
pursuant to SB 1879, and to accept grants 
in aid to fund the engineering, planning and 
design for improved passenger interface between 
the Municipal Railway and the Golden Gate 
Ferry System at the new Ferry Terminal in San 
Francisco. 

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following resolution was adopted? 

7 9-0221 GO Approving amendment to Arthur Andersen and 
Company contract to provide for reorgani- 
zation and restructuring of PUC departments, 
in the amount of $40,000 from the TDA allo- 
cation provided to fund the basic management 
contract. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher , Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0222 GO Authorizing and directing John M. Christensen, 
Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
Public Utilities, to serve as Acting General 
Manager of Public Utilities in the absence 
of Richard Sklar, General Manager of Public 
Utilities for the period June 7, 1979 through 
July 1, 1979, or the return of the General 
Manager, whichever is sooner. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER- Richard Sklar 
MUNI- Equipment Maintenance" 

Equipment maintenance, under Frank Baggetta, Transit Equipment 
Supervisor, has improved week by week. On May 17 and 18, 1979, 
there were no missed runs in the diesel, trolley coach and cable 
car divisions. The streetcar division missed only 10 ru^s instead 
of the usual 17 or 20. 

Operations 

There is continued operator absenteeism at excessive rates. Mr. 
Sklar and MUNI staff are working on this as one of the high priori- 
ties for the next 3 months. 

Once the operator is on the street there is the problem of the 
vehicle being off schedule and bunched with others. One of the 
reasons for this situation is inadequate supervisory staffing. 

Muni-Metro Start-up 

O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc., has nearly completed the 
network drafting. There are 4 or 5 critical items that must be 
accomplished in order to go into revenue service early in 1980. 

Other Capital Works Projects 

Mr. Sklar said the priority of each capital work project is being 
reviewed. A 5-Year capital priority plan will be submitted to 
the Commission in a manner that will relate logically to system 
service. 

Transit Safety 

In meeting with the Mayor and Police Chief regarding operating 
personnel, it has been agreed that a fully funded ad valorem and 
CETA-based 125-person transit force will be maintained at that 
level from October 1, 197 9, onward. Tvio new classes are now 
being added from the Police Academy. Operations and safety 
personnel are meeting with the Police Chief on a biweekly basis. 

Labor Negotiations 1979-1980 

Staff will be commencing labor negotiations with the T.W again 
as close to July 1, 1979, as possible. The key item will be 
to obtain the right to have part time drivers. This is happening 
across the country with magnificent benefits to a number of other 
systems. 

Passenger Demand 

Mr. Sklar stated that his report, dictated flay 19, 1979, is 
already obsolete. Increases in fare levels over one year ago are 
16 to 22 percent, not 12 to 14 percent. 

Special PUC Meeting 

Ms. Romaine A. Smith, Administrative Secretary, PUC, stated that 
a special meeting has been scheduled for presentation of "Finan- 
cial Strategies for the San Francisco Municipal Railway" by Gruen 
Gruen & Associates for May 29, 1979, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 282, 
City Hall. 



President Pilcher asked when the Commission will hear the handi- 
capped access report. 

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of Elderly and Handicapped Programs, to report back to him v/hen 
conflicting views have been resolved. 



President Pilcher stated that she receive a notice of a meeting 
of Cable Car Friends stating that Chin and Hensolt have decided 
they will close down the cable car system for 24 months beginning 
next year. 

Mr. Sklar commented that he has not received any report to that 
effect. He said the entire question of capital projects, including 
cable car renovation, is "up in the air", and there is no way that 
the system can be closed down for 2 years. A system has to be 
found that will close it down for a 10 or 11 month period. 



Commissioner John M. Sanger commented that there is a footnote on 
the Muni Metro Task Force report that operator training is being 
re-evaluated (training is temporarily suspended) . 

fir. Sklar explained that there are 2 major critical areas to 

get Muni Metro into operation. One is completion of the signalling 

and communications system. The second is training. 

Farrel Schell, Director, Muni Metro Task Force, determined that 
the training performance was poor, and it is being re-evaluated. 
He said there are enough trained operators to run the K-Line, and 
that this line is going into revenue service on June 1, 1979, a 
month ahead of schedule. 

Mr. Sklar added that Line 92 will be discontinued at the same 
time. 



Commissioner Sanger commented that in the Muni monthly report 
one of the most noticeable items, along with the increase in 
passengers, is the almost unbelievable increase in a combination 
of information calls, complaints, reports, and the percentages 
of such calls that Muni is losing. Information calls lost were up 
265 percent, he said, and asked if there is understaf fing. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municpal Railway, replied 
that with more equipment on the street and more people riding 
Muni due to the gas shortage, there are more calls. Muni has the 
same number of people handling these calls- 20. 

Mr. Sklar added that this is one of the departments which should 
be "beefed up", and made a part of the public services group 
under the Bureau of Administration. 

Mr. Sklar said a vast number of calls are being received about 
inadequate service on some of the most heavily used lines, such 
as the 38-Geary. Muni is making every run, and mostly on time, 
but the demand on that line is not close to being served. The 
same is true of the 47 line and other heavily used lines. 

Responding to questions bv President Pilcher and Commissioner 
Sanger, Mr. Green said transit officers are being used to keep 
gas lines from interferring with Muni when necessary. Regular 
police are unable at times to respond immediately. 



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Commissioner Sanger asked if the Water Department is investigating 
methods for granting rate rebates to elderly or low income people. 
He said the Board of Supervisors was told during rate reviews that 
the Water Department would make such an investigation. 

Eugene J. Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, Water 
Department, said he thought this referred to when the rates were 
adjusted in the future. 

Commissioner Sanger said the Board of Supervisors requested this 
within a reasonable period of time, and a report should be made 
available to them within the next 3 or 4 months on what alterna- 
tives are available and what the problems are in implementation. 

Mr. Kelleher said this matter was investigated by consultants, 
and can be "brought out" again. 



Resolution No, 79-0211 — Authorizing the City Attorney to engage the 
services of a real estate appraiser as an expert witness in 
preparation and presentation of expert testimony before the State 
Board of Equalization concerning real property assessments in 
Tuolumne County; and requesting the Controller to transfer funds 
in the amount of $25,000 to cover the cost of the services of a 
real estate appraiser. 

Commissioner Sanger asked for clarification of this item. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
explained that for the past year staff has been convinced that 
Hetch Hetchy properties in Tuolumne County are over assessed by 
Tuolumne County. Deputy City Attorney, John Dougherty has been 
investigating this matter with the State Board of Equalization. 

Conunissioner Sanger asked if the tax bill is still $220,000 after 
passage of Proposition 13. 

Mr. Iloore replied that Hetch Hetchy has already had roughly a 
$200,000 cut in the tax bill, but that does not affect the 
assessments. 

Mr. Sklar explained that there is a potential savings of $50,000 
per year that is well worth whatever risk is involved. 

Commissioner Sanger said he did not understand the reference to 
Proposition 13. 

Mr. Moore explained that the Legislature is now trying to solve 
a problem with respect to county properties assessed in another 
county. The question is whether they are to be assessed under 
the Phillips formula which dates back to 1967, or under the new 
Jarvis-Gann formula. 

ITEM NO. 9 — Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer of 
the San Francisco Water Department to proceed with the enactment 
of a final and acceptable plan which is satisfactory to the 
respective agencies, for use of a portion of Water Department's 
Crystal Springs watershed property for construction of an access 
roadway to connect between State Highway Route 280 and Crestview 
Drive in San Carlos. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that it appears the Water Department 
is opposed, and asked why it is being brought to the PUC for 
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access roadway, and San Mateo County wishes to present its case, 
this would be the only acceptable way to approve it. 

President Pilcher said she would be happy to vote it down now, 
and Commissioner Henning concurred. 

Mr. Kelleher said San Mateo County requested that it be put over 
for 2 weeks, and the environmental groups were so notified. 

President Pilcher asked if anyone in the audience was in favor 
of the roadway Several people in the audience said they were 
opposed to it. 

Mr, Sklar suggested writing to San Mateo County that the concensus 
of the Commission, in the absence of overwhelming evidence to the 
contrary, would be to vote this item down? but if the County wishes 
a hearing the Commission will be happy to grant it. 

President Pilcher directed that this item be put over for a 
month, and that Mr. Kelleher write them as suggested by Mr. Sklar. 



Resolution No, 79-0212 — Approving a negotiated increase in royalty 
price per ton of quarry products removed from Water Department 
land leased to Santa Clara Sand and Gravel Company; and authorizing 
negotiation with Santa Clara Sand and Gravel Company to investigate 
whether City's best interest would be served by modifying cr 
amending the present lease to provide for an alternate reclamation 
use of the quarry; and authorizing a 6 month's extension for the 
completion of Phase I of recreational development from July 1, 197 9, 
to December 31, 197 9. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the base year for any royalties under 
this lease was 1960, and if the royalty price v/as then established 
and if this price was re-established as the governing rate in 1968. 

Mr. Kelleher explained that the original lease did not have a 
provision for adjustment in the royalty rate. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that the actual rate is 17. 6<: per 
ton, which was first established in 1960, and then re-adopted as 
the rate in 1960, when the option for later renegotiation was 
adopted. He asked why 1968 is used as the base year to compute 
the increase in quarry products price level, and for use in 
consumer price index in order to establish the appropraite rate. 

Mr. Richard Tanaka, Manager, Agriculture and Land Division, Water 
Department, explained that the 1968 lease involved a reclamation, 
whereas the original lease in 1960 was restricted to gravel harvest, 
and did not involve any reclamation use, and there would not be 
any money set aside for development of the recreational facilities. 

Commissioner Sanger asked v/hat the lessee was obligated to do 
under the 1968 lease after quarrying the area. 

Mr. Tanaka replied that a hole was left in the ground, and the 
depth of the extraction was not 4 feet, as under the present 
lease, but was about 25 feet. 

Commissioner Sanger noted that according to the 1968 lease lessee 
was to complete Phase I of the reclamation plan in 1974. He asked 
what justification is presented for not having completed Phase I. 

Mr. Kelleher explained that there was a cave-in on adjacent 
property. There was a justification when the lease was modified 
in 1978, and the Commission did extend the time until July 1, 1979, 
for completion. 

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be completed by July 1, 1979. If the Commission does not approve 
the extension it will be a default on the lease. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that lessee's pattern indicates no 
intent of ever doing any reclamation to comply with the lease 
agreement . 

Ilr. Kelleher said this is a concern, as staff has been advised by 
the City Attorney that under a new State law the Water Department 
could be responsible to complete it. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why the Commission should extend the 
lease and agree to the new terms. 

(4r. Kelleher explained that Alameda County has disapproved the 
plan originally approved by the Commission. If the lessee were 
to develop the reclamation now, it would not be acceptable; and 
Alameda County would shut it down. It will be necessary for 
lessee to get a new permit within the next 6 months, with approval 
by Alameda County and the PUC. The lease must be extended for 6 
months to resolve that problem. At the end of 6 months, through 
negotiations, a method will have to be set up to insure that it is 
accomplished . 

Commissioner Sanger commented that the time for completion of 
Phase I is being extended, but the royalties are also being re- 
negotiated . 

Mr. Kelleher explained that royalties are being renegotiated in 
terms of the existing lease. 

Commissioner Sanger asked McMorris II. Dow. Utilities General 
Counsel, "If it is considered that lessee is presently or on an 
anticipatory basis in breach of the lease agreement, and Commission 
acts to forgive the breach by renegotiating the rates, does this 
action cure the breach" . 

Mr. Dow replied that the only breach is failure to have Phase I 
of the reclamation plan completed. Under this agreement the 
Commission would be extending by 6 months the time for lessee to 
complete a reclamation plan that is acceptable. 

Mr. Sklar asked if this would correct lessee's earlier total 
breach of non-performance, by establishing new standards called 
"get your house in order" by December 31, 1979. 

Mr. Dow replied affirmatively. 

Mr. Sklar commented that by December 31, 1979, all that lessee 
would be in breach of would be delivery of an approved plan. Mo 
execution is required. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn asked how much money the Water 
Department would receive by getting the royalties during the 
extension period. 

Mr. Tanaka replied that from August 1, 1978 to March, 1979, the 
additional royalty described in the amendment would be about 
$46,000. 

Mr. Sklar said he has suggested that when staff comes to the 
PUC with an item concerning sale of non-regular products that 
comparative data be given. In this case the answer might be 
a description of the retail price of the products from the 
quarries in the area to the contractors or cement companies, to 
give a fair indication as to what lessee is gaining. He said he 
would be interested in seeing the royalty tied to the retail or 
wholesale price of the lessee to the general public or the con- 
tracting community. 

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had other lessees, in breach of lease agreements over an extended 
period of time. There is the alternative to terminate the lease and 
go out to bid. 

Mr. Kelleher said this could be done on July 1, 197 9, as the lessee 
is not in breach now. 

Mr. Critchfield, the attorney representing Santa Clara Sand and 
Gravel Company, said it is impossible to finish Phase I at the 
present time because part way through construction and removal 
of gravel the channel was changed. The area where the channel was 
changed prevents lessee from putting in the pond for Phase I. 
Lessee has had bids on Phase I, which is putting in lavatories, 
picnic tables and a parking lot. If pressed, this could be done 
by July 1, 1979, but it would not be of any benefit to the City. 
Lessee wants additional tine until December 31. Regarding the 
retroactive increase lessee feels it is reasonable. Lessee has 
been a good tenant and v/ishes to continue to be a good tenant, 
and $46,000 is a substantial sum. 

President Pilcher asked why completion of Phase I by July 1, 197 9 
would not be of benefit to the City. 

Mr. Critchfield replied that it v;ould not be of benefit because 
the City would share in the revenue from Phase I , and lessee does 
not think there would be any revenue from Phase I . Phase I is the 
southern portion of the property and gravel is still being removed 
from there, and there would be hazards to the City and to lessee 
in operating a recreational facility right next to the quarry. 

Commissioner Sanger asked the estimated cost of Phase I, and 
Mr. Critchfield said it x^^ould be about $36,000. He said the 
lake can not be created until all the gravel is removed. The 
picnic tables, lavatories, and parking lot can be constructed. 

Mr. Sklar suggested that the lease royalty rate also be for 

6 months, until December 31, 1979, and that the rate thereafter 

be negotiated. 

Mr. Critchfield said lessee would agree, and will adjust the 
rate to the price of the product. 



ITEM NO. 12 — Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$9,000,000 from 1972 Municipal Water System Bond Fund, for Con- 
struction of San Andreas Pipeline Jo. 3, Rehabilitation of 
Transmission Pipelines, and Construction of Crystal Springs 
Pipeline No. 3. 

Commissioner Sanger asked as to the total amount left in the 
bond fund, and Mr. Kelleher replied there is $14,220,000 left. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if Commission has to see the EIR before 
acting on this item. 

Following discussion between Commission and staff regarding the 
correct EIR procedure, Mr. Sklar suggested that Mr. Lynn Pio, 
Transit Environmental Coordinator, be asked to come up with a 
set of procedures. 

President Pilcher directed that this item be taken off calendar. 

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from handicapped travelers using station elevators to enter 
Muni Metro subway stations. 

President Pilcher stated that because of the absence of a 
Commissioner participating in the elderly and handicapped study 
this item should be continued to the PUC meeting of June 12, 1979, 

This was the order. 



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Resolution Wo. 79-0215 — Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation to approve and execute Contract 
Modification Wo. 13 to Contract No. MR- 58 8- Subway Signal System- 
in the total amount of $276,293. 

Commissioner Sanger questioned moving the computer to West Portal 
Station from Embarcadero Station; and Dr. John M. christensen, 
Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, explained the move would 
shorten 1,000 connections to the West Portal control center display 
board — a money saving move. Originally the computer was to be 
located at West Portal, but because of the delay in completion of 
the signal system it was installed at Embarcadero Station. More 
efficient and economical operation makes the move advisable. 

Mr. Sklar added that 80 percent of the $158,625 is to buy hardware 
and software to run the program in the computer, regardless of 
location. 

Responding to a question from Mr. Sklar, Mr. Rino Bei, Program 
Manager, Transit Improvement Program, said this system will be 
monitoring only in the tunnel. 



Approving Contract Change Agreement No. 27 at no change in 
contract price, to change the contract terms to agree with 
the City Charter; and requesting the SFMRIC to approve and 
execute Contract Change Agreement No, 27 under Contract No. MR- 
609-Muni Metro Rail Center. 

Mr. Sklar explained that the resolution makes this contract 
conform to Charter language dealing with payment to the contrac- 
tor for items not in dispute. The contract is already change 
order approved at 10 percent above budget. The contractor has 
a claim of about $3 million coming. Mr. Sklar said he has asked 
Mr. Moore to intervene in the dispute and to act as an impartial 
referee so that this can hopefully be settled by appropriate 
mediation. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if Muni has claims against the contractor; 
and Dr. Christensen replied that Muni has claims against the 
contractor and lECO, the designer. 

Mr. McMorris M. Doi\?, said City is in litigation with the contrac- 
tor. The reasons for paying are valid, and would avoid payment 
of interest. 



Resolution No. 7 9-0217 — Approving the execution of Amendment No. 1 
to the Professional Services Agreement between City and Consul, 
Ltd. in the amount of $22,660.11 to provide funds for the comple- 
tion of COMPAK Project No. V, Communication and Surveillance 
Equipment. 

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awarded to Consul because this firm came in originally at a 
substantially lower bid than Muni had been able to receive on a 
prior bid invitation. Now they are asking for an increase. He 
asked, "What is the current total maximum and its relationship 
to the original one which was rejected?" 

rir. Bei explained that bids are not taken on professional 
services contracts. Quotations are received, which are a part of 
the evaluation process. Consul was third. 

Mr. Sklar stated that a contract was put out. Contractors were 
allowed to bid on a single package. The bids were high and were 
rejected, and the contract was re-bid. Consul is the consultant 
on design and did the work on the rebid, 

Mr. Bei said Consul in doing the work again saved $7 00,000 on the 
rebid. 

Resolution No. 79-0218 — Directing the Municipal Railway Planning 
Department to participate in a regional computerized book loan 
program with other Bay Area transit operators, under an agreement 
with Boeing Computer Services, until June, 1980 at a maximum cost 
of $1500. 

President Pilcher said the item was unclear. 

Mr. Sklar explained that HTC has been allowed to identify 
documents which exist at all the transit companies, put them in 
their computer, and then sell "lending library" services to the 
transit properties in the area. The $1500 is a revolving book 
loan fund which the Planning Department can use on a fee-for- 
service basis. This pays for the use of the computer service, and 
may cost $500 per year. 

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Resolution No. 7 9-0219 — Authorizing the staff of Muni to advertise 
and circulate an RFP for consultant assistance involving planning 
and preliminary engineering studies for extension of the Muni- 
Metro service from the foot of Market to the Southern Pacific 
Depot at 4th and Townsend Streets, and directing staff to amend 
the RFP to include consideration of the entire "E-Embarcadero" 
rail line as described in the Muni 5-Year Plan 1979-1984. 

Commissioner Sanger asked when the northern waterfront rail line 
is going to be considered, as it bears a relationship to the 
southern portion. 

Mr. Peter Straus of the Muni Planning Department stated that the 
specific project is authorized under legislation which deals with 
interfaces between transit modes. It was felt the northern 
portion could not be included in that study, but it is being pursued 
independently at the staff level. He said, however, that the funds 
being made available come from gas tax spill-over funds. Because 
of increases in the price of gasoline there will be a sizeable sum 
available in Phase III SB 1G79 funding. Staff intends to investi- 
gate a number of additional applications. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that this is effectively pre-judging the 
correct phasing of the line changes as well as the study. 

Mr. Sklar commented that this project, along with all others, is 
being reviewed for fixing capital projects priorities. Mr. Sklar 
said his preference would be not to go out with the RFP until 
review is finished. This is a case where what is done is 
determined by grant funds available. The E-line may move ahead 
of this project. Mr. Straus, he said, is concerned that if Muni 
does not do something the State may withdraw its money. 

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commitment concerning the northern waterfront and the S.P. 
extension. He said he does not wish to hold up the RFP, He said 
he would rather see the entire thing in one package, as it makes 
a sensible study. 

Dr. Christensen commented that the law specifically refers to 
the extension from the Embarcadero to S.P. Depot, but there is 
$1 million appropriated and this study is only $300,000. The 
object would be to have the language of SB 1879 changed so the 
funds could be utilized for additional design work. Additional 
funds have been requested for construction. 

Mr. Sklar suggested stating that as part of the project supple- 
mental funds are needed for including in the work plan examina- 
tion of the northern portion of the E-Line, which is to be 
included in the RFP. 

With this modification. Commissioner Sanger moved, Commissioner 
Flynn seconded, and the Commission unanimously adopted Resolution 
No. 79-0219. 

ITEM NO, 21 — Approving the disbanding of the Bureaus of Personnel 
and Training, Accounts, Public Service, and Safety? and the 
creation of the Bureaus of Engineering and Construction Management, 
Financial Management, Administration, Performance Monitoring and 
Information Systems. 

Mr. Sklar stated he strongly advocates restructuring the PUC to 
provide integrated staff functions, and urges speedy approval of 
the concept since implementation will not occur overnight, but 
can at least get started. Initial conversations have been held 
with Civil Service, and they are highly supportive of the concept 
and are eager to work with the PUC on implementation. He said 
he is confident of the approval of the Board of Supervisors since 
there will be increased services with no increase in money, and 
in some cases actual return of budgetary funds. 

President Pilcher asked for conunents from the department heads. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy t7ater and Power 
commented that the order of statements calls for disbanding 
existing agencies and creating new agencies. He said the new 
agencies should be created, and then the old ones should be dis- 
banded. He said he understands that the plan is creation of 
bureaus without any commitment as to how the various positions 
will be staffed, 

Mr. Sklar explained that the Commission asked that he not deal with 
individuals. 

Commissioner Flynn asked that Mr. Sklar not "get that far right 
now" . 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, said he believes that a strong General 
Manager of Public Utilities will do a great deal toward making 
the reorganization successful. He said Muni should have a small 
engineering section for cable car work and day-to-day engineering 
functions. Also, he said, the handicapped and elderly program 
should be at Muni. 

Regarding a small engineering section at Muni, Mr. Sklar said he 
would leave to the individual ultimately appointed and approved 
by the Commission as head of the facilities engineering group, 
along with each manager, a determination as to what if any 
technical support remains within the department. 

Commissioner Sanger said a distinction should be made between 
engineering as associated v;ith major capital projects and day-to- 
day maintenance. 

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valves, etc. will rest with the Hater Department; fixing lines 
will remain with Hetch Hetchy. 

Mr, Green said he has been assured that systems safety, and training 
of operators will remain at Muni. 

President Pilcher said that perhaps a more detailed chart is nperJefi, 
so that things don't get "locked in", 

Mr. Sklar replied he will try to do this, but that this proposal 
will only create bureaus. Things that do not work can be changed 
at any time , 

President Pilcher stated that since this is a radical change, perhaps 
staff could come back in 6 months for a review of how things are 
going. She suggested that Ms. Romaine Smith, Secretary, could 
calendar such an item in 6 months or sooner if someone requests 
it, 

r4r. Eugene J.Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, Water 
Department, questioned all of the engineering functions being 
taken out of the department. He said the department has a facility 
at the main yard in the City which does all of the engineering and 
inspection for construction of new mains, replacement of mains, 
center lining projects — everything but the larger projects inside 
San Francisco, These people work daily with the people in the 
operating division. They arrange for shut-downs, chlorination 
facilities, etc. 

Also, he said, there are engineering people keeping records. There 
are engineers in the Land Engineering Division who keep all right- 
of-way records and property records. Moving these people to another 
area will involve problems. Access to those records is needed 
from the operating end, 

Mr, Kelleher said the other problem is land management. He said 
he does not think for the good of the department, the revenue and 
operations functions will fit well under the Bureau of Administra- 
tion. The only way that revenue will be increased is to get top 
flight people in that division. Mr, Richard Tanaka needs more 
help. There is now an unfilled vacancy approved by the PUC, for 
a right-of-way agent. 

Commissioner Sanger said he thinks land holdings could justify 
a bureau in itself for land management and revenue production, 

Mr, Kelleher said the Water Department has 31,000 acres that can 
be leased. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why real estate is not under the Bureau 
of Financial Management, 

Mr, Sklar said that both Hetch Hetchy and Muni are served by the 
City's Real Estate Department, He said that Mr, Kelleher, Mr, 
Wallace Wortman, Director of Property, and himself will confer 
and come back with a plan that makes the most sense. 

Commissioner Sanger said he would like an option to look into a 
Bureau of Land Management, It is not only .a financial matter, 
but a matter of watershed concerns, and environmental concerns. 
This has always been neglected he said, and comes up when leases 
are being considered , or when someone wants to put a roadway 
through the watershed. He said he does not think the Real Estate 
Department which deals with urban property, has the expertise to 
deal with the environmental characteristics of watershed lands. 

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Wortman come back with recommendations. He said detailed make- 
up of each bureau does not require a PUC vote, 

Mr. Kelleher stated that collections and revenue are to be 
under the Bureau of Finance, and he sees a trend to remove the 
entire Commercial Division or a portion of the Commercial Divi- 
sion to that operation, because it collects money and sends out 
bills. He said he does not think it will serve the Water Depart- 
ment and the customers any better. Service to the public — no 
water, service interruptions, flow tests, change in meters, taking 
service requests, and the actual operations that deal with pipes 
should not be split apart. These people are now supervised by 
one set of managers. If the 2 revenue sections are put into 
finance those people will report to finance and the rest of the 
people will report to the existing manager and his assistant. 
Billing and collection is an automatic process, put out by com- 
puter. Only exceptions are handled by personnel. When the bill 
is too high or too low the computer throws it out. The meter 
read is checked or a judgment made. The bill is then corrected 
and the computer sends it out. Because the Crocker Bank is making 
collections, the only problem is when a customer thinks the bill 
is too high. Mr, Kelleher said these functions should operate 
as a unit, and are the responsibility of the Water Department 

Mr. Sklar said the Commission and staff are tying to do what 
Arthur Andersen is being asked to do — that is to look at how the 
functions are to be divided. There are 2 separate functions 
in the Commercial Division, One is the billing function, and 
the other is receiving customer complaints. He suggested that 
the Commercial Division operation be examined., fui ?vFF has been 
issued to examine that process. That, coupled with Arthur Ander- 
sen's contract, should tell how functions should be divided. 

President Pilcher asked what will happen to the person who is 
now the head of the Bureau of Personnel and Training. 

Mr. Sklar replied that he will become an employee in the Personnel 
Section of the Bureau of Administration. 

President Pilcher asked what will happen to his job classification, 
and Mr. Sklar replied that it is an exempt position and wj.11 
disappear. Mr. Sklar said he can not tell what will happen to 
any individual, and President Pilcher said she was just using an 
example. 

Mr. Sklar said Arthur .?^dersen and Company will define the job 
needs within the Personnel Section. Personnel functions will 
expand considerably. Civil Service is anxious for the PUC to 
take over all its ox-m personnel functions. There will be job 
descriptions for all the employees, indentification of the number 
of people necessary, and their individual classifications. 

Mr. George Newkirk, Contracts Compliance Officer, said he is 
concerned about affirmative action cemg under the Bureau of 
Administration. He said his office does more than just affirma- 
tive action. Four separate functions are performed, one being 
mandated by UMTA, which is the MBE Program. Administratively 
throughout the country and in private industry that office normally 
reports to the senior administrator of the organization. 

Mr. Sklar said that affirmative action to him means all those 
aspects. He said he wants to expand that office to fill 2 
vaoanciea, and Mr. Mewkirk has been requested to get those 2 
people. Mr. Sklar said he is committed to the affirmative action 
process, but he believes there should be a lir^ited number of 
people reporting to any one individual, and that 7 units reporting 
to him is enough. He said he would have the affirmative action 
unit report to him if necessary. 

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of Energy Conservation devoted to energy conservation planning 
for the whole City. 

Mr. Moore pointed out that an energy conservation task force is 
functioning under Mayor Dianne Feinstein. It consists of all 
City department heads. The mechanism has been set up, and there 
is a computer program which will monitor energy consumption of 
both gas and electricity in all City departments. Data will be 
mailed out monthly to the department heads, and they will be 
furnished energy audits. Mr. Moore said it should be an ad hoc 
activity until it is launched, and then someone is needed to keep 
an eye on it. This can be done by computer. If department heads 
do not meet goals, they will be notified by computer. 

Dr. Christensen noted that the Mayor issued a letter today which 
provides the strongest stimulation for economy because it promises 
a department 50C back for every dollar that it saves. 

Commissioner Flynn asked that this item be put over to May 29, 1979 
as he said he is not prepared to vote at this time. 

President Pilcher said that in view of the fact that Commissioners 
McCrea and Henning are absent, the item will be put over until 
May 29, 1979. 



Resolution No. 79-0221 Approving amendment to Arthur Andersen 

and Company contract to provide for reorganization and 
restructuring of PUC departments, in the amount of $4 0,000 from 
the TDA allocation provided to fund the basic management contract, 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar 
said that $4 0,000 is the upper limit for 7 2 man-days. 

Dr. Christensen said the $40,000 figure was reached after 
considerable negotiation. It was premiaei originally on 50 
man-days, and it was patently impossible to do the work in that 
time. The senior partners and another person will be doing the 
work. He added that Arthur Andersen's overhead is approved at 
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.^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
^ May 29, 1979 



JUL 6 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

S.F.PUJUCJL. SR^KV 



COMMISSIONERS 
Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John F, Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., John M. Sanger 

Absent: Conunissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0223 M Declaring an emergency for purposes of authorizing 
the design engineering work necessary to develop 
invitations for bid to install the communications 
and safety controls throughout the tunnels used 
by the Muni Metro. (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0224 GO Approving the disbanding of the bureaus of 
Personnel and Training, Accounts, Public 
Service and Safety; and the creation of the 
bureaus of Engineering and Construction Manage- 
ment, Financial Management, Administration, 
Performance Monitoring and Information Systems. 
(Continued from meeting of May 22, 1979) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Henning, Sanger 



REPORT OF THE ACTING GENERAL I4ANAGER- Richard Sklar 
Cable Car Shaft 

Mr. Sklar reported that on May 28, 1979, a cable machinerv shaft 
cracked and replacement will be a major undertaking. The shaft, 13, 5 
inches in diameter and 18 teet long, was installed 14 years ago. 
A meeting with D.VJ. Nicholson, Inc., the Contractor, who installed 
the last shaft, will be held at 4:00 p.m. today at the Cable Car 
Barn. Mr. Sklar said he has asked Al Engels, the head of Triple 
A shipyard, with expertise in this type of work to attend with 
his key personnel. The Cable Car system will be shut down until 
the shaft is replaced. 

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Resolution No. 79-0223 — Declaring an emergency for purpose of 
authorizing the design engineering work necessary to develop 
invitations for bid to install the Muni Metro communications and 
safety controls throughout the tunnels. 

Mr. Sklar distributed to the Commission a report on half of the 
work project undertaken by O'Brien and Kreitzberg in the past 3 
weeks to lay out a schedule for implementing Muni Metro into ser- 
vice. 



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He explained that the item on the critical path that will most 
retard implementing service is a series of 3 communication cables — 
one for emergency telephone, one for general communications, and 
one for the fire control system. All of these look as though 
they will not be completed until January, 1980. The schedule 
includes a series of PUC meetings, and there is an opportunity to 
compress the schedule in this regard. If so. Muni Metro should 
be able to get into service next year with the N-Line. It has 
been determined that Muni is understaffed and incapable of doing 
the design work. Mr. Sklar requested that the Commission declare 
an emergency and give the Muni Metro Task Force, Mr. Farrel Schell 
and Mr. Rino Bei the authority to hire persons with professional 
electrical engineering skills up to a total of $20,000 to get the 
3 design packages completed so that the January schedule can 
hopefully be maintained. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar 
stated that the design work and bid documents are due to be 
completed between June 1 and July 15, 197 9. By compressing 
administrative tasks to one month instead of two, it is hoped to 
enter simulated service by mid-November. Also, the communications 
cable (the main cable) has an 18-week delivery cycle. Unless the 
potential supplier has pre-ordered, that will pose an additional 
problem. He commented that nothing else going back to mid- 
November would have retarded Muni Metro service except for these 
3 components . 

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Contracts Compliance Officer, George Newkirk, must approve 
affirmative action elements , inasmuch as emergency contracts 
not exempt from the requirements, Mr. Sklar stated. 

The cost will probably be under $20,000, as the work should be 
done in the next 2-1/2 to 3 weeks. It means hiring 2 or 3 
expert electrical engineers for 2 or 3 weeks. 

Commissioner Sanger moved that the Commission declare an emergency 
to authorize the design engineering work necessary to develop 
invitations for bid to install Muni Metro communications and 
safety controls throughout the tunnels. Commissioner McCrea 
seconded the motion, which was unanimously adopted. 



Resolution No. 79-0224 — Approving the disbanding of the Bureaus 
of Personnel and Training, Accoxints, Public Service and Safety; 
and creation of the Bureaus of Engineering and Construction 
Management, Financial Management, Administration, Performance 
Monitoring and Information Systems. (Continued from the meeting 
of May 22, 1979) 

President Pilcher explained that this item was continued for 
the purpose of voting, as only 3 Commissioners were present at 
the meeting of May 22, 1979. 

Mr. Sklar commented that job descriptions for the key jobs are 
now being prepared with Civil Service. Supplemental appropriation 
documents necessary for implementation are being prepared. He 
said it is his intent to present draft job descriptions, draft 
supplemental appropriation documents, and recommendations of 
individuals for certain of these jobs within the next week or so. 
He said the Commission could, if desired, schedule interviews 
with each or all of these individuals. 



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ITEM NO. 6 — Presentation of "Financial Strategies for the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway", including effects of alternative 
fare structures, by Gruen Gruen & Associates. 

President Pilcher explained that this is a public meeting, not 
a public hearing, and no determination v;ill be made. She said 
there will be subsequent hearings. Following the presentation, 
she said, comments would be limited to 5 minutes for each 
individual. 

Mr. Sklar introduced Dr. Claude Gruen, Principal Economist, 
and Ms. Nina Gruen, Principal Sociologist. He explained that 
Dr. Gruen 's comments would relate to the document entitled, 
"Summary and Conclusions". He said summaries are available to 
groups. 

Dr. Gruen presented a brief review. He said the assignment 
was to analyze Muni's financial needs and evaluate alternative 
sources of operating revenue, and to measure the economic and 
social impact of various fare changes. 

Dr. Gruen introduced Bruce Bernhard, Transportation Economist, 
who was in day to day charge, and dealt particularly with the 
"fare elasticity analysis", and proceeaed as follows; 

A random survey of 1700 San Francisco households contributed 
much critical information. The approach was to go back 10 
years into Muni's financial history. Consultant talked to the 
staff about future plans, studies that have been done such as the 
5-year Plan and the LRV Plan to try to estimate operating costs. 
Consultant also reviewed the reports suggesting operational 
savings, and on an item-by-item analysis attempted to forecast 
future cost and revenue bases. The problem arrived at is dra- 
matic. Muni costs have been rising faster than the inflationary 
rate, which for the past 10 years has been 6.5 percent per year. 

Consultant has assumed that the inflation will be 6.5 percent 
for the next 10 years. Costs will probably not climb as much 
in the next 10 years. 

In fiscal year 1968-1969 the Muni operating budget was $38 million. 
In fiscal year 1978-1979 the Muni operating budget will be $85 
million. Forecasting forward, and assuming a 6.5 percent 
inflation rate, the most important item that will be over $100 
million in 10 years is the labor bill. Projecting that forward, by 
1988-1939, the total required cost of operation will be $186 
million. Of that $186 million $21 million is for new services. 
There is a continued increase of Muni costs as Muni finds it 
difficult to make productivity offset inflation. It has been 
assumed that there will be a 4 percent savings from the types of 
cost deductions that have been suggested in reports done by 
SPUR, CALTrans, the Muni Coaltion, the Chamber of Commerce. 

Fare revenues have been paying a decreasing part of the total 
operating costs. Ten years ago Muni fares paid 54 percent of 
the cost, and this year, only 2 9 percent. Ten years ago the 
City support paid 4 6 percent of operating, and now it is up to 
53 percent. Today 18 percent of the costs come from the State 
and Federal governments — 10 years ago, minor amounts. The City 
support from Federal revenue sharing and property tax funds 
went from 13 or 14 percent to 17 percent. However, this period 
was the pre-Proposition 13 era and the City's assessment base 
was climbing 7 or 8 percent a year. 

Dr. Gruen said there was no way to come up with an accurate 
estimate of future revenue. It was assumed that the projected 
State and Federal support would grow. It was assumed that the 
City support would hold fast at 17.1 percent (property tax, 
revenue sharing, and State "bail-out" funds) . 

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operating costs will be picked up in 10 years. The projected 
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will pick up 12 percent. There will be a 42 percent shortfall, 
or about $80 million. 

Staff and community groups, told consultant that something must be 
done regarding the role of projected State and Federal support, and 
consultant agrees. That support has been heavily oriented toward 
providing capital vs. operating base in the past. Unless any 
transit authority pays 33 percent of its operating cost from 
fare revenue it does not receive the full potential of State 
funds. 

Next, consultant discussed the effect of changed fare structures on 
ridership and income. Over 50 percent of all the households in 
San Francisco have at least one member who uses Muni at least 
once a week. It is known that commute runs are most heavily 
used by households in the $15,000 to $24,000 income group. 
Households with incomes below that are more likely to use the 
cross- town rides as the 5-Year Plan is implemented. 

It is estimated that 92 percent of fare income is from adult 
riders. Also, consultant has looked at the problem of fare 
evasion. About 11 percent of all boarding passengers are 
involved in some type of fare evasion, mostly misuse of transfers, 
which accounts for a loss of 8 percent of potential revenue. 

Next, consultant looked at the nature of the present fare 
structures, and the response of riders to changes in fares. 
Consultant built a simple model to look at alternative fare 
structures and alternative fare levels. 

Mr. Bruce Bernhard said the approach was to test a few specific 
alternatives in the survey and then develop a measure of 
"Elasticity of demand". The elasticity measures were used to 
make estimates of the changes in ridership and the changes in 
revenue that would result from various fare structures and 
levels (large report, appendix to Chapter 8) . 

Commissioner Peter McCrea pointed out that the zero fare 
alternative projects a decrease in cost, associated with not 
handling money, but it does not include the cost of having to 
put additional vehicles on the street to cope with a ridership 
change . 

Mr. Bernhard said the survey resulted in an estimate of a 25 
percent increase in ridership, with an inadequate fleet. The 
chart shows the estimate (an increase of 19.2%) that could occur 
under current service levels. 

President Pilcher asked if the 19.2 percent figure accounts for the 
fact that the change would be dramatic initially and would then 
level off. 

Mr. Bernhard replied that the estimates are long term ones. 

President Pilcher asked if a 15% increase in cash fare would mean 
a permanent decrease in ridership of 8%. She said she finds that 
difficult to believe with the gas shortage, and parking costs. 

Mr. Bernhard said this would be over the existing ridership. He 
explained that the degree of the oil shortage, the degree of in- 
flation could not be forecast. He also commented that in 1973 
Muni ridership went up for a few months, but when the lines 
disappeared from the gas stations they also disappeared from 
the street, 

Ms. Nina Gruen commented that people are far more sensitive over- 
all to uncertainty and difficulty in getting supplies than they 
are to a price increase, unless the price gets very high. 

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ridership if peak fare was 50<: and off peak fare was 35<:, and 
with a sOC fare all day long the decrease would be only 12.2%. 

Mr. Bernhard and Dr. Gruen explained that more adults would buy 
Fast Pass, so Muni would be getting less per ride, but people 
would ride more often. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that the study reveals that there is 

a desirable point at which to have the Fast Pass equivalency occur, 

and that is 37. 5<:. 

Commissioner McCrea noted that is one way of cutting fare evasion, 
because Fast Pass riders do not need a transfer. 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher, Mr. Bernhard 
said the Fast Pass counterfeit problem is minor at present. 

Commissioner McCrea noted that Fast Pass provides the simplest 
form of fare collection. 

Mr. Bernhard stated that cash fare paying seniors now ride less 
than 3 times a month on the average. Therefore, the price of 
Senior Pass would have to be reduced significantly to obtain a 
noticeable increase in pass use. 

Dr. Gruen stated that the fare structure, particularly "moving 
the Fast Pass", would result in a gain with very little to lose. 
The Muni "gap" can not be filled merely with a fare increase. 
However, Muni will need a fare increase, not only because of the 
size of the gap, but also because of the 33 percent fare box 
requirement. 

It is felt that a fare increase should not be too insubstantial, 
because the ridership should not be in a position of being hit 
again and again with fare increases. A fare increase should cover 
the next few years. The Fast Pass will help the transfer pro- 
blem. Also, Muni has already taken steps to help the transfer 
problem. By and large, he said, fare evasion through misuse of 
transfers is also from upper income neighborhoods. It is felt 
that a reuse of graphics to make it more difficult to misuse 
transfers, along with what Muni is already doing, should be put 
in force before more dramatic measures are undertaken. 

President Pilcher commented that the study showed that 20 percent 
of adult riders would stop riding if there were no transfers. 

Dr. Gruen said this is particularly true under the current 
system. He noted that when there is more cross-town service 
that will change. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that ridership estimate is minus 
0.4 percent when restricting transfers to one use, and Dr. Gruen 
said those people will stop using the system or buy Fast Passes. 

Dr. Gruen stated that with regard to service modification, to 
try to change would not be cost effective. He said the main 
thing that all respondents asked for is adherence to schedules. 

The possibility of additional support from State and Federal 
agencies should be studied. Muni staff has been working with 
the State to get AB 1107 changed. 

President Pilcher commented that expenses are going up faster 
than revenue, and asked as to the major causes. 

Dr. Gruen replied that the number one factor by far is salaries. 
He said operating expenditures will increase 99 percent for 
salaries and wages during the next 10 years. During the last 10 
years they increased 104 percent. Second is fringe benefits, which 

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benefits are estimated to increase 87 percent and other expendi- 
tures 86 percent. New programs v;ill total $21 million. He said 
the largest item in fringe benefits has been retirement. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that it is important to recognize 
that all of the costs are being projected with inflation, and the 
revenue sources are in effect being held constant. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that one way to look at this is that 
if you maintained a constant source of revenue from the fare box, 
fares will have to be increased substantially, and the real 
trade-off is which governmental entity will pick up the rest of 
the bill. Consultant has projected the City support going down 
percentage wise. Then Muni must either get more money through 
the State and Federal government through bail-out funds, or even 
more than just inflationary increases must be offset with fare 
box increases. 

President Pilcher asked if consultant took into consideration 
the fact that the Board of Supervisors would probably reduce 
the percentage of support to Muni if the fare were increased. 

Dr. Gruen said it is hoped that is not the attitude of the Board 
of Supervisors. He said that if Muni goes to a 50<: peak fare and 
a 3 0<: off-peak fare about $17 million is being added to the $25 
million that Muni now receives, which is a level of 42 percent. 
All of the people interviewed said they would not dramatically 
reduce their ridership if the fare goes up, assuming that ser- 
vice stays at least as good as it now is. If the Board of 
Supervisors takes the attitude that a fare increase means that the 
City can reduce its contributions, and the end result is a lower 
level of service, then all the numbers are wrong and patrons are 
going to feel resentful. 

Ms. Nina Gruen commented that there are two types of riders. The 
above $15,000 income rider is generally a commuter. Up to 
a point they will put up with an increase in fares, but if the 
service isn't good and if pushed too far they will change their 
mode to the point where San Francisco streets can not handle it. 
The below $15,000 income person does not use Muni as much for 
commute trips and is not as time conscious, but is more price 
sensitive. These people want better cross- town service. 

Commissioner McCrea, pointed out that most of Muni's costs 
are incurred in the peak period. 

Mr. Bernhard said that elasticity among seniors was very low--if 
there were a 100 percent increase in the fare. Muni would lose 
4.4 percent of rides. This led consultant to feel that Muni 
might consider different discount rates. Muni currently discounts 
fares for seniors and students by 8 percent. Regional transit 

pricing guidelines suggest 50 percent discount rates. The Federal 
government requires at xeast a 5u percent aiscounc rate. Mr. 
Bernhard said the 50 percent discount rate was tested; and at 
20<: for senior citizens there would be a 12 percent loss of rider- 
ship. 

Ms. Nina Gruen commented there are many lower income people with 
several children in public schools who would feel the impact 
more strongly than a one or two person senior household. She 
said consultant does not have good data on the students, and 
these are two separate issues. 



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Mr. John O'Connors of Citizens Action League, said he assumed 
consultant made no adjustment for the real cost of the 35<: or 40<: 
fare today being more expensive than a year from now. 

Mr. Bernhard replied this was not done in some of the numbers. 

Mr. O'Connors asked if consultant evaluated running Muni Metro 
on the surface of Market Street, and the savings in cost. 

Dr. Gruen said this could be done on a short term, basis and some 
operating costs could be saved. He said there is the extra 
cost of manning the stations under Market Street, and consultant 
could not estimate the cost of rebuilding the rails on top of 
Market Street. 

President Pilcher also mentioned the problem of stopping for 
traffic. 

Mr. Sklar stated that today's fare in 1967 dollars is about 15<: 
and that the fare in real dollars has not changed since 1951. 

Mr. Blumberg from the Commission on Aging said that senior 
citizens on fixed incom.es should not have the Senior Pass fare 
raised above $2.50. He said he has seen the time during the 
past 3 6 years when fares were raised and as a result there were 
fewer people riding. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren asked if the potential increase in fares 
is based on the equipment on the streets now, or on how many 
pieces of equipment will be needed. 

Commissioner McCrea noted there are 50 new runs in the LRV service. 

3.20 P.M. Commissioner Henning was excused. 

Ms. Warren said she would like to know the cost of pieces of 
equipment Muni v/ill have to Luy. She said Stato and Federal support 
for 1978-79 is 18 percent. She asked if consultant is including 
Federal support for capital improvements. 

Dr. Gruen said these costs are purely operative. A separate 
analysis was done for the cost of buying new equipment, of which 
the Federal government pays 80 percent. 

Mr. Sklar explained that cities do not include the depreciation 
costs of capital equipment. The operation budget and the capital 
budget are separate things. Muni fares, he said, have not in 
the past 10 or 15 years gone to pay capital costs. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that in the future the staff feels 
that the capital portion of the TDA funds which can not be used 
for anything other than capital will be sufficient to fund the 
City's share of the capital expenditures. Therefore, there is 
no requirement for additional bonding to increase or replace 
capital equipment. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that the report does show a capital 
improvement shortfall, and then goes on to talk about means 
to alleviate it. He asked if in computing the shortfall the TDA 
funds were included as sources, or if they come later to make 
up the shortfall. He added that the items included in the "whole 
laundry list" of capital improvements cover everything the Muni 
could possibly want in the next 10 years. The list is not a 
priority rating of final needs. 

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necessity for people who are aged and unemployed, and to raise 
the fare one penny means a great deal to a lot of people. He 
asked what neighborhood was surveyed. 

Ms. Nina Gruen replied that a random digit dialing telephone 
program was used, and that all prefixes of the City were used. 
At a maximum the survey could have omitted 5 percent of house- 
holds in the entire City because that number of households do 
not have telephones. The response can be thought to be relia- 
ble within 2-1/2 percent. There were Chinese and Spanish 
speaking interviewers. Interviewes were done mostly on evenings, 
afternoons, and weekends. 

Mr, John Friedland, said he has been "in transit " all his life, 
and is very familiar with it. He asked if consultant is 
familiar with the situation in Atlanta and Cincinnati. 

Mr. Bernhard replied that consultant did a su.vey of 14 
different transit properties across the U.S. that have raised 
fares in the past 5 years. Consultant came up with an estimate 
of elasticity of ridership for those systems of .17 decrease. 

Mr. Friedland said he did a study for the PUC in 1967-68. He 
said consultant might have seen a letter from him to Mr. James 
K. Carr, General Manager of Public Utilities, in which he 
compared 14 different cities. He said cities like Philadelphia 
and Los Angeles can not be compared with San Francisco. Cities 
such as Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee are more comparable. 

Mr. Friedland said he found that Washington, D.C, by increasing 
its fares, had a 61 percent drop in ridership, and the median 
drop was 44 percent. 

President Pilcher suggested that Mr. Friedland 's comments 
would be helpful if they were submitted to the Commission in 
writing. 

Mr. Frank Schieffler asked the meaning of "satisfied needs through 
the fiscal year" . 

Dr. Gruen said this does not mean that the fares would pay the 
cost of operating, but that there would not be a loss to carry 
forward or a need to get money from other sources in that year. 

Mr. Jeff Sutter of the Muni Coalition commented that preferential 
streets, changes in State parking taxes, and things of this 
nature were "tossed out" of the study. 

Commissioner McCrea said those are forms of City and State 
funding. 

Mr. Sutter said there is the assumption that bridge tolls will 
go down from $5 million to $4 million and stay at $4 million 
for at least 5 years, and there is the assumption that Muni will 
not be able to capture any inter-county TDA funds. He said if 
the fare study is to be accepted on its own terms he would like 
to know the time table for implementation of suggested changes. 

Mr. Sklar said the figures show a 42 percent gap in 10 years, or 
approximately $72 million of shortfall. Looking at all of the 
projections there is no number that shows anything like $7 2 
million being generated by the fare increase. 

Mr. Sklar said that the report clearly indicates an expectation 
of major quantities in Federal and State support. He said the 
PUC or staff can not control Federal and State policy or funding 
level . 

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the Board of Supervisors to do in the way of local support. He 
said no one thinks the most dramatic fare increase can begin 
to do any more than pick up perhaps one-third of the projected 
1988-89 shortfall. The other things mentioned by Mr. Sutter 
are part of the picture in helping to reduce the shortfall. 

Commissioner Sanger said that an identification and a projection 
of the potential revenues from other locally controlled sources, 
such as parking fines and parking taxes, is missing from the 
report, which is an excellent one. Unfortunately, he said, they 
mostly require a two- thirds vote of the electorate. 

Dr. Gruen stated there is a need for this, but to actually 
estimate the legal and economic potential of those sources is 
another study. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that consultant could provide staff 
with a few economic indicators that would make it easy to 
project what some change in the parking tax would be, and what 
a square foot tax on downtown buildings would generate. 

Mr. Sklar said the things Mr. Sutter mentioned will eventually 
generate funds to go into the City general fund, and the City 
will make a choice as to which departments receive the funds. 

President Pilcher encouraged anyone with fairly detailed comments 
to put them in writing and forward them to the Commission. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, said that CAPTrans has fought a fare 
increase for almost 4 years. He said the 5-Year Plan calls 
for an increase in ridership of 15 to 20 percent, which he 
assumes is projected in the source of support in the 1988-89 
figure. He said the 25<: fare politically has been an attractive 
means for people to use transit, and has resulted in the fact that 
Muni is one of the few transit agencies in the country that in 
addition to holding its own has been able to show modest increases 
in ridership. He questioned the increased cost in labor, and said 
the entire matter of the fare increase should be analyzed by the 
Charter Revision Commission. He said some strong lobbying could 
be done in Sacramento to have AB 1107 amended. 

President Pilcher said lobbying to have AB 1107 amended has 
already been done. 

Mr. Klebolt said Federal bail-out money is coming, and there 
is old SB 283. He said there is no reason why every gallon of 
gas pximped in the county should not have at least a penny attached 
for Muni operating support. 

Commissioner McCrea said the latter measure would have to be 
placed on the ballot. 

Mr. Barr Hibbs of the Muni Coalition challenged the contention 
that the majority of people using Muni as a commute during peak 
hours make a salary over $15,000 per year. 

President Pilcher said the $15,000 figure referred to household 
income . 

Mr. Fred Perry of CAPTrans said the reason the FAST PASS was 
not aggressively pushed was that Muni was afraid it would not 
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She said the consultants would stay after the meeting to answer 
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,^_ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
^ June 12, 197 9 



JUL 6 1979 



DOCUAfENTs DEPT 
S.F. PU3UC L:brasv 



COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Roraaine A. Smith 

SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 1:58 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Pater McCrea, 
Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, John M. Sanger 

Absent: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of May 22, 1979, were approved. 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0226 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 
545 for Outer Mission Substation, Install 
Auxilliary Equipment. Estimated Cost: 
$51,000 (Power Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0227 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 

571 for M Streetcar Line Extension, Trolley 
Overhead Construction and Feeder Under- 
grounding. Estimated net Cost; $221,000. 
(Power Improvement Program/Transit Improve- 
ment Program) 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0228 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 598-Church Street 

and Civic Center Substations, Escape Hatches 
and Related Work- to Henry L. Chapot & 
Associates, San Francisco, California in 
the amount of $31,980. (Power Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the ■ 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0229 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 

under HH Contract No. 540-Sutter, McAllister 
and Fillmore Streets, Underground Power 
Facilities and Related Work; approving credit 
modification of $2,427.39; and authorizing 
final payment of $22,974.82 to Abbett 
Electric Corporation, Contractor. (Power 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0230 HH Requesting the Controller to approve a 

transfer of funds in the amount of $50,000 
to fund Materials and Supplies for the 
balance of the current fiscal year. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0231 W Authorizing bid call for WD Contract No. 
1772 for 18-Inch Steel Main Installation 
in Clarendon Avenue and Laguna Honda Blvd. 
Estimated Cost: $332,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0232 W Authorizing bid call for WD Contract No. 
1765 for 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Instal- 
lation in Front Street, Market to Clay 
Streets. Estimated Cost: $259,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0233 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1767-Excavation 
and Repaving for Water Service Trenches, 
4 5th to 48th Avenues- to The Lowrie Paving 
Company, Inc., South San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, in the anount of $62,300. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn,- Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0234 W Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under WD Contract No. 174 3 R- Cement Mortar 
Line 36-inch, 44-inch and 48-inch Pipes 
in Potrero, Bayshore and Other Streets; 
approving debit modification of $4,370.71; 
and authorizing final payment of $19,651.38 
to Ameron, Inc., Pipe Lining Division, Con- 
tractor. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0235 W Approving collection of Water Department 
claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors, amount $1,031.48, month of May, 
1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

79-0236 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1770 for the 

Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings 
for the San Francisco Water Department for 
the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1980 to 
Pacific Pavements Company, Ltd., San Francisco, 
California, in the amount of $862,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0237 M Confirming an emergency under Section 6.3 

of the San Francisco Administrative Code, and 
authorizing staff to proceed with the necessary 
replacement and repairs in the cable winding 
equipment required to place the cable car 
system back in operation. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0238 M Authorizing bid call for MR Contract No. 

67 for installing communications cable and 
appurtenances in the Muni Metro subway and 
Twin Peaks Tunnel. Estimated Cost: $150,000. 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher , McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0239 M Authorizing bid call for MR Contract No. 
671 for furnishing and installing an 
emergency telephone system in the Muni 
Metro Subway and in Twin Peaks Tunnel. 
Estimated Cost: $100,000. (Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0240 M Authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-672 

for furnishing and installing a communications 
data transmission system in the Muni Metro 
Subway and in Twin Peaks Tunnel. Estimated 
Cost: $2 00,000 (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0241 M Awarding Contract No. MR-669- Central Control 
Room Installations, West Portal Station- to 
Henry L. Chapot and Associates, San Francisco, 
California, in the total amount of $43,311. 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0225 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 

in settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $22,500. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0242 M Confirmation of award of emergency design 
services for the subway communications 
system to Bechtel, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0243 W Authorizing the General Manager and Chief 

Engineer of the San Francisco Water Department 
to execute an approximate 1.22 acre Revocable 
Land Use Permit to Raymond A. Feichtmeir for 
parking and landscaping purpose for certain 
Water Department property located in Santa 
Clara County, commencing April 1, 197 9, at 
a monthly permit fee of $3 20 plus reimburse- 
ment of taxes and assessments, and further 
subject to permit fee review and adjustment 
every three years if not sooner revoked. 
(Continued from meeting of May 8, 1979) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher , McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0244 W Approving the declaration of a portion of 
Parcel 7 as surplus to the needs of the 
San Francisco Water Department, approving 
the granting of a road easement over 
Parcels 71 and 7 0, and requesting the Director 
of Property to prepare the necessary legis- 
lation for enactment by the Board of Super- 
visors to consumate the execution of a sale 
and granting of an easement. (Proposed 
conveyance involves portions of the Pleasanton 
Well Strip) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0245 W Authorizing staff of the Water Department to 

advertise and circulate a Request for Proposals 
to engage a consultant to evaluate the San 
Andreas Dam for the probability and effects 
of fault rupture and to evaluate the embank- 
ment material characteristics relative to 
potential differential movements due to 
fault rupture. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0246 W Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$4,120,000 from 1972 Municipal Water System 
Bond Fund, for Construction of San Andreas 
Pipeline No. 3 and Rehabilitation of Trans- 
mission Pipelines. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flyjin, Sanger 

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following resolution was adopted: 

79-0247 W Authorizing destruction of correspondence 
received from customers during the drought 
in 1977-78. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher , McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0248 W Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to execute a Professional Services 
Agreement with the Pitometer Associates to 
conduct water waste survey and network 
analysis at a total payment for all services 
not to exceed $39,675. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-024 9 M Authorizing employment of eight positions 
for Muni Metro, and requesting the Civil 
Service Commission to proceed with classi- 
fication actions for Metro Operations Manager 
and System Safety Analyst. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0250 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 

establish Line 7 5-Parklands Shuttle to serve 
Sutro Heights Park (Cliff House area) , Lincoln 
Park and Legion of Honor, Baker Beach, U.S. 
Army Presidio, and Fort Mason, to operate on 
weekends and holidays from July 4, 197 9 
through September 3, 197 9 (inclusive) for a 
period of 20 days. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0251 M Authorizing the Municipal Railway to imple- 
ment Line 7 6-Fort Cronkhite that will 
operate on weekends and holidays from July 
4, 1979 through October 8, 1979 (inclusive) 
for a period of 31 days. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0252 M Authorizing the Public Utilities General 
Manager to sign an agreement with the 
California Departnent of Transportation 
to establish Line J7-Civic Center Express 
for peak hour week day express motor coach 
service betveen the Southern Pacific Depot 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER- Dr. John M. Christensen^ Jr. 
Item No, 7 (1) on Consent Calendar 

Dr. Christensen stated that this item concerns the emergency 
at the cable car barn which was considered at the PUC meeting 
of May 22, 197 9. The Municipal Railway weekly report indicated 
that extensive engineering research is underway to determine 
what corrective work is necessary and that study, now complete 
calls for additional money. He said more information has been 
distributed to the Commission and the Commission may wish to 
remove this item from the consent calendar and consider it 
separately. The Commission, approved $100,000 for emergency 
repairs, but the additional information from Chin and Hensolt 
estimates the cost at $263,000. It will be necessary to 
acknowledge the additional amount in the emergency declaration. 

President Pilcher directed that Item No. 7 (1) be taken off the 
consent calendar and considered separately. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 
Muni Metro 

Commissioner Peter McCrea stated that there are a number of 
problems listed in the Muni Metro Task Force report. He 
suggested that at the PUC meeting of June 26, 1979, or better 
at the meeting of July 10, 197 9, a formal presentation be 
given the Commission on the status of these problems, as some 
of them appear to be monumental. 

Resolution No. 7 9-0237— Confirming an emergency under Section 
6.30 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, and authorizing 
staff to proceed with the necessary replacement and repairs 
in the cable winding equipment required to place the cable car 
system back in operation. 

Commissioner John M. Sanger asked if the work will begin 
immediately and be completed by the first week in July. 

Mr. Rod Bartholomew, Deputy General Manager, Operations replied 
that he understands from Mr. George Duarte, Deputy General 
Manager, Engineering and Maintenance, who has been in consul- 
tation with the contractor, that the work is underway. 

Dr. Christensen added that a test is to be run on July 4, 197 9. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the work can be accelerated, and 
Mr. Duarte replied that the contractor and Muni staff are 
making every effort to do so. He explained that the one key 
item is the physical turning of the bearings, which requires 
48-hours per bearing, and eight bearings are involved. 

On motion of Commissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner 
H. Welton Flynn, Resolution No. 7 9-0237 was unanimously 
adopted . 

Commissioner Peter McCrea asked the status of the Chin and 
Hensolt study with respect to the cost and scheduling of the 
major rebuilding of the cable cars. 

Dr. Christensen replied that work is still being done on the 
total capital program, which will include rebuilding of the 
tracks and cable car barn. He said a report will be submitted 
to the Commission at the PUC meeting of July 10, 1979. 



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Resolution No. 7 9-0243 — Authorizing the General Manager and 
Chief Engineer of the Water Department to execute an approximate 
1.22 acre revocable land use permit to Raymond A. Feichtmeir 
for parking and landscaping purposes for certain Water Department 
property located in Santa Clara County, commencing April 1, 197 9 
at a monthly permit fee of $3 20 plus reimbursement of taxes 
and assessments, and further subject to permit fee review and 
adjustment every 3 years if not sooner revoked. 

Commissioner Sanger said this matter was continued from the 
PUC meeting of May 8, 1979, at his request, and that one critical 
bit of information has now been supplied which solves the pro- 
blem. The Water Department does not have fee simple title to 
its right-of-way xvhich justifies the discount rate. 

Mr. Eugene J. Kelleher, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San 
Francisco Water Department, explained that there is talk of the 
lessee converting to condominiums. Therefore, the matter may 
be back before the Commission in six months with a new owner. 

President Pilcher commented that Mr. Kelleher asked that the 
Commission provide some direction in terms of whether this can 
be done as a policy matter in the future. She asked if the 
Commission desires to adopt a policy, or wishes to continue , 
handling these matters on an individual basis. She said Mr. 
Kelleher in his memorandum asks that the Commission adopt as a 
guideline the described methodology of determing the fair rental 
for lease or permit use of Department's pipeline right-of-way. 

Commissioner Sanger stated he thought the Commission had agreed 
to the methodology, but did not know on May 8th, why there 
was a discount of 50 percent. 

Mr. Kelleher said almost all right-of-way leases or deeds 
are awarded in the same manner, with the exception of Muni 
rights-of-way for which the Department endeavors to obtain a 
100 percent value. 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0244 — Approving the declaration of a portion 
of Parcel 70 as surplus to the needs of the San Francisco 
Water Department, approving the granting of a road easement 
over Parcels 71 and 70, and requesting the Director of Property 
to prepare the necessary legislation for enactment by the 
Board of Supervisors to consumate the execution of a sale and 
granting of an easement. (Proposed conveyance involves portions 
of the Pleasanton Well Strip) . 

Commissioner Sanger asked the estimated price. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that the Water Department had another 
strip which was sold for approximately $10,000 per acre. He 
estimated that $15,000 per acre would be minimum at this time. 
He said, however, this would be determined by the Director of 
Property. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Kelleher 
said the property is outside the City of Pleasanton, and is 
zoned straight agricultural. 

Commissioner Sanger said he assumed the land will be used for 
a proposed development. 



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Commissioner Sanger asked if there is any foreseeable need for 
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Mr. Kelleher replied, "No". He said the Department has enough 
area for additional wells if necessary, 

******** 

Resolution No. 7 9-024 5 — Authorizing staff of the Water Department 
to advertise and circulate a Request for Proposals to engage 
a consultant to evaluate San Andreas Dam for the probability 
and effects of fault rupture and to evaluate the embankment 
material characteristics relative to potential differential 
movements due to fault rupture. 

President Pilcher commented on the material furnished that "a 
picture is worth 1000 words", and is very helpful. 

Mr. Kelleher mentioned that this is only the first step. If it 
is necessary to go further , by the end of the year the Department 
may have to "go into the budget" for another $200,000 for an 
actual model study. He said next year the Water Department is 
looking forward to an earthquake evaluation of Pilarcitos Dam, 
which has been ordered by the State. 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher, Mr. Kelleher 
said these studies are mandatory, 

********* 

Resolution No. 7 9-0248 — Authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to execute a Professional Services Agreement 
with the Pitometer Associates to conduct water waste survey 
and network analysis at a total payment for all services not 
to exceed $3 9,67 5. 

President Pilcher asked if the scope of work to be performed by 
Pitometer Associates includes any type of repair work. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that Pitometer Associates detects the 
leaks, locates them and marks them. Then the leaks are repaired 
by Water Department personnel. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if there is anyone who competes with 
Pitometer. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that the Water Department notified the 
seven firms who are known to do similar work. Several of the 
firms indicated they had too much work already, and some did not 
respond. Another firm does waste water survey, but does not do 
the engineering tests required, such as hydraulic tests on the 
pipe network. He said this is the first time this agreement 
went out to bid. 

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of the Department's capacity to perform the work "in-house 
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it less expensively. Pitometer Associates makes tests on Water 
Department transmission mains outside San Francisco to determine 
the accuracy of the Venturi meters. The Department does not 
have the equipment or the trained personnel to conduct hydraulic 
tests, 

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ITEM NO. 14 — Approving an "honor system" policy of fare collf>ction 
from handicapped travelers using station elevators to enter 
certain Muni Metro subway stations. 

President Pilcher stated that Mr. Bartholomew has asked that 
this item be taken off calendar for later presentation. 

Commissioner Sanger said he is of the opinion that a patron 
should have the opportunity to pay at the station or on the car 
if he or she so desires, and President Pilcher agreed. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that as a bare minimum a fare box 
could be placed in the elevator. 

President Pilcher said the box could be outside the elevator, 
since at a number of stations the BART Station agent is present 
in a supervisory capacity. 

President Pilcher directed that the item be taken off the calendar. 

Resolution No. 7 9-0250 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
establish Line 7 5-Parklands Shuttle to serve Sutro Heights Park 
(Cliff House area) , Lincoln Park and Legion of Honor, Baker 
Beach, U.S. Army Presidio, and Fort Mason, to operate on weekends 
and holidays from July 4, 1979 through September 3, 1979 (inclu- 
sive) for a period of 20 days. 

President Pilcher said she understands there is Federal funding, 
but that Muni will have to take coaches from other lines in order 
to place this line in service. 

Mr. Bartholomew stated that the National Park Service has agreed 
to subsidize the anticipated deficit. He said that during the 
summer Muni"picks up" vehicles not operating on school schedules. 

Commissioner Sanger asked the actual cost to provide this service. 

Mr. Bartholomew replied it was calculated at $35 per hour, and that 
two coaches would be operating. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if this covers the full cost, and Dr. 
Christensen replied that the $3 5 per hour includes most overhead. 

President Pilcher asked why the surplus of man hours was not 
being used on the 50 runs that were cut in 1976. If there are 
extra driver and coach hours, she said she would like to know 
why they are not being used. 

Mr. Bartholomew said Muni does not have extra drivers. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Bartholomew 
stated that Muni will make money on this line. 

Commissioner Flynn calculated that $7 (2 coaches) for 8 hours 
per day would be $560 x 20 days, or $11,200. 

********* 

Resolution No. 79-0251 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
implement Line 7 6-Fort Cronkhite that will operate on weekends 
and holidays from July 4, 197 9 through October 8, 197 9 (inclu- 
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past. 

Mr. Bartholomew stated that the Municipal Railway ran this line 
free of charge during the summer of 1975 and 197 6 and paid the 
entire cost of operation. He said the National Park Service 
will provide funds for the operation of Line 76-Fort Cronkhite 
this summer. 

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Resolution No. 7 9-0252 — Authorizing the Public Utilities General 
Manager to sign an agreement with the California Department of 
Transportation to establish Line 87-Civic Center Express for 
peak hour week day express motor coach service between the 
Southern Pacific Depot and the Civic Center starting July 16, 
1979 and operating until December 31, 1979. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that half of this time is after 
the school schedule is in operation, and will take buses from 
other routes. 

Mr. Bartholomew said implementation of Line 87 will not take 
buses from other routes and existing services, as it is estimated 
that 14 pieces of equipment will be available. 

President Pilcher asked how this could be. 

Mr. Bartholomew explained that 9 operators and 14 pieces of 
equipment are "picked up" when school schedules are not being 
maintained . 

Commissioner Sanger inquired about the situation in September, 
October, November and December, part of which is still during 
baseball season. 

Mr. Bartholomew said the P.M. peak will be a problem, but by 
fall Muni has the utmost confidence in Mr. Frank Baggetta's 
ability to bring the fleet up to the necessary quota. He said 
the drivers are being built up now through expanded classes — 
from 15 persons per class to 20. 

President Pilcher commented that even if Muni has a surplus 
of drivers, it is still short the 50 runs which were to be 
re-instituted. She said she has a problem with providing 
service to commuters rather than to San Francisco residents. 

Commissioner McCrea said CALTrans is picking up the cost of 
the operators, but he agreed that the issue is whether buses 
are to be taken from San Francisco runs and placed in this 
service. He said he has not seen anything yet that demonstrates 
that Muni has the buses to add this service. 

President Pilcher commented that on May 22, 1979, Curtis E. Green, 
General Manager, Municipal Railway, said there were still lines 
that were overloaded, such as the 38-Geary and the 47-Van Ness. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that the agreement be signed with 
a contingency clause that service be removed effective after 
Labor Day if Muni is unable to supply the equipment and the 
operators without detracting from other service responsibilities. 

President Pilcher said the matter should be brought back to 
the Commission. 



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service is to begin July 16, 1979, he would like staff to report 
at the next meeting as to how this service is to be provided. 

Commissioner Sanger said the matter will have to be reviewed 
in August to determine if Muni will be capable of continuing 
the service in September. 

Commissioner McCrea said he does not think the issue of the 50 
runs is germane because that is a matter of whether the money 
can be obtained for the operators. CALTrans is paying for the 
operators for Line 87 . He said Muni should be able to guarantee 
that it can meet all runs currently budgeted. 

Commissioner Flynn said Muni should project by July 10, 1979, 
how this service is to be implemented, still understanding that 
if it can not be accomplished in September Line 87 will be 
"pulled off". 

Mr. Jeff Sutter asked the route of the proposed Line 87, and 
its relationship to the 19-Polk service. 

Mr. Bartholomew replied that Line 87 would be a service to the 
Southern Pacific Depot for people working in and around the 
Civic Center area, and would be a supplement to the 19-Polk line, 

Mr. Cecil Smith of the California Department of Transportation 
explained that CALTrans has a funding program under SB 283 
for transportation demonstration projects. The objective is to 
improve the rail service and to improve transit throughout 
California. CALTrans has executed contracts with SAMTrans and 
Santa Clara County Transit for a marketing program. Studies 
indicate, he said, that a shuttle bus service to Civic Center 
would help generate additional trips. This is a demonstration 
project which CALTrans proposes to fund in total for the first 
month. After that it would be a revenue service. The problem 
is that the funding commitment by CALTrans has to be made by 
June 30, 1979. The contract is cancellable upon 30 days notice 
and to change the wording in the contract now would cause a 
problem. 

President Pilcher directed that the matter be calendared again 
for the PUC meeting of August 14, 1979. 

Mr. Bartholomew said at that time staff will give a status 
report, and explain how Muni is going to provide service on the 
87 Line with respect to operators and equipment without pro- 
viding a disservice to citizens of San Francisco. 

Dr. Christensen said staff should indicate the full cost on 
the run, as that might take care of the entire problem in 
September if funding is insufficient. 

********** 

President Pilcher reported that Mr. Arthur H. Frye, Jr., former 
General Manager and Chief Engineer of the San Francisco Water 
Department, has passed away. He held. that position for eleven 
years and retired on June 30, 1976. She said he is one of 
the better known managers of the Water Department, and is 
extremely well known in Water Department history. 

President Pilcher said it is with sadness that the Commission 
learns this news, and the meeting was adjourned in his memory. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 2:30 P.M. 



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•^MINUTES 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

8:30 A.M. 
ig June 25, 1979 



JUL 6 1979 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER OF 
PUBLIC UTILITIES 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order; 8:38 A.M. 

Present: Vice President, Peter McCrea, Commissioners H. Welton 
Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr. 

Absent: President, Claire C. Pilcher, Commissioner John M. Sanger 

Vice President Peter McCrea, presided in the absence of President 
Claire C. Pilcher 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-02 54 HH Approving supplemental appropriation, in the 
amount of $16,500,000 to provide funds for 
contingency reserve. 



Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Hennxng 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0255 HH Approving supplemental appropriation, in the 
amount of $1,000,000 to provide funds for 
contingency reserve. 



Vote; Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Henning 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 8:40 A.M. 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
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OOCUMENTS DEPT 
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•$.M I N U T E S 

^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF Si\N FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
iMayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2s00 P.M. 

^ June 3^, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTMENTS 



Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 

GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2;10 P.M. 

Present; Vice President Peter McCrea, Commissioner John M. Sanger. 

Absent: President Claire C. Pilcher, Commissioners H, Welton Flynn, 
John F. Henning, Jr. 

Vice President Peter McCrea presided in the absence of President 
Claire C. Pilcher. 

COMMUI^ICATIONS 

Commissioner McCrea read a letter, which was received by all the 
Commissioners, from Ray J. Antonio, Recording Secretary, TWU-Local 
250A, as follows: 

"TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN" : 

"This will officially inform you that our Local President, 
John T. Squire has been suspended as of this d/ite by the Local 
Executive Board under the provisions of our In^iernational Consti- 
tution and is therefore not authorized to represent this Local 
Union in any fashion at this time." 

"Your cooperation in this matter is of the utmost importance". 

Commissioner McCrea asked Mr. Sklar who the official spokesman 
of the union will be. 

Mr. Sklar replied that the Acting President is Cornell Gatewood, 
a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Samuel W. Walker, Secretary- 
Treasurer, is second in command. He said Mr. Roosevelt Uatts of 
the International Union is here this week, and will meet with Mr. 
Gatewood and Mr. Walker on June 27, 1979. He believes that these 
three people will act for TWU Local 250A in the interim. He 
commented that Mr. Squire has not been removed, but has been 
suspended. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER- Mr. Richard Sklar 
Municipal Railway 

Mr. Sklar reported that it has been almost a month since a run 
has been missed on diesel or trolley coaches due to unavailability 
of equipment. The other half of the problem is to get a sufficient 
number of operators on hand every day, so that available equipment 
will go out. Work in the entire area of operators, operations, 
the union, work rules and attendance will be the principal item of 
business for the next 3 months. A vast nximber of runs are being 
missed on Mondays and Fridays because of operators not showing up. 

Muni Metro 

Mr. Sklar stated that the Muni Metro schedule "still looks good 
for January 14, 1930", for the start of the N Line. The 
communication lines appear to remain on schedule. Fare boxes and 
other fare collection devices still require attention. 

Gruen and Gruen Report 

Mr. Sklar suggested that the Commission think about the action it 
wishes staff to take to supplement the Gruen and Gruen report, or 
enter into the public hearing process regarding revenues and fares. 
He stated that staff will take guidance from the Commission. 



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the past several years about a Transit Trust Fund based on 
contributions from new construction. He asked if the consultant 
is going to explore this as a part of the package for future plans. 

Mr, Sklar replied that he will find out. He said the State 
government is going to supplement its existing TDA and AB 1107 
programs with a new combination Senate, Assembly and Governor 
sponsored bill to use some excess funds which have been generated 
in both the Highway Trust Fund and the General Sales Tax Fund 
(SB 620) . 

Therefore, it appears that additional money will be received 
from the State for operations next year. The new State law 
which will fund this money has a number of interesting provisions. 
One of them is that no agency that prohibits part time operation 
by drivers will be eligible for funds. Some of the prohibitions 
in the contract against part time operators as a way to deal with 
peak needs will have to be deleted in contract negotiations. This 
has been discussed with the TWU. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that equipment availability with 
respect to diesels is very good. 

Mr. Sklar said there are more trolley coaches in the fleet than 
are needed. A capital priority program is being put together 
looking toward electrifying a number of additional runs quickly, 
so that the extra trolley coaches can be used. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Hr. Sklar 
said that the streetcar system looks excellent. Mr. Frank 
Baggetta, Transit Equipment Supervisor, has indicated it will take 
6 months to obtain 96-car availability. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if there is anything constraining 
shifting cars to the N Line, which seems to be "absolutely 
swamped " . 

Mr. Sklar said there is a lack of cars on most of the lines. The 
N Line and its parallel, the 38 Geary bus Line, are both 
overloaded. He said it is hoped to electrify the 55 Line as 
soon as possible to "back up" the 38 Geary. He said the N Line 
is the first priority for Muni Metro. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Sklar 
said staff will report to the Commission July 10, 197 9, 
on the capital priority program. 

Commissioner McCrea asked when the cable car report from Chin 
and Hensolt will be released. 

Mr. Rino Bei, Program Manager, Transit Improvement Program, 
replied that it will be delivered to the Commission on June 27, 
1979. 

Mr. Sklar commented that the money available in the conventional 
UMTA funding will be more limited than in the past. There will 
be from $2 to $3 million a year for bus money, and perhaps $8 
to $10 million of fixed rail money over the next 5 or 6 years. 

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cable cars, it will be necessary to look to special legislation 
dealing with the cable car as a national historic landmark. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if a report form could be devised for 
the Commission showing maintenance statistics that mean something, 
such as defects per mile every month, perhaps on a graph. 

Mr. Sklar said he uses two reports — one that shows road calls 
each day, and one that shows vehicle missed runs each day. He 
said it is too early to get into defects per mile. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that road call statistics have 
not iir.proved, 

Mr. Sklar agreed, and added that Mr. Baggetta has succeeded in 
getting vehicles on the street; but Muni has not significantly 
improved the quality level of the vehicles. On June 11, 1979, 
there were 52 streetcar road calls, he said. This v/as in part 
an operator decision to show "how bad the vehicles are" on that 
day. Also, there is a problem with streetcars because a decision 
has been made by a number of operators that it is more convenient 
to open the doors and let the door brakes stop the vehicle than 
to let the vehicle decelerate. This problem is being worked on, 
as brakes are the most frequent streetcar defect. 

Mr. Sklar said it will be 6 to 8 months before the vehicles 
are in a condition where the nvmiber of road calls drop. He said 
the CHP reports have been excellent, and that the CHP has been 
at Muni twice in the past 6 weeks. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner IlcCrea concerning 
the UTDC report, f4r. Sklar said staff is meeting with UTDC 
staff for the first 3 months up-date on July 5, 1979. He said he 
will ask Mr. Warren Bartram to come to the PUC meeting of July 
10, 1979, and report on how well the maintenance staff is coming 
along on making institutional changes. He said the biggest 
problem seems to be employee work patterns . There have been no 
problems with parts. 

Commissioner McCrea requested preparation of a "graphic display" 
for quick analysis of road call experience, 

Mr. Norman Rolfe of San Francisco Tomorrow suggested that a 
report on a vehicle defects per hour basis would be more 
realistic than on a vehicle defects per mile basis. 



Commissioner McCrea called Item No. 12 out of order. 

ITEM NO. 12 — Presentation of San Mateo County's proposal for a 
future recreational development in the Peninsula watershed lands. 

Mr. Duane Mattison, Director of San Mateo County Parks and 
Recreation Department, stated that the original request to be on 
the agenda today was a letter from former Supervisor, now 
Congressman William Royer , to discuss a presentation reqarding 
the possibility of a golf course being located on the recreation 
easement of City watershed property. However, recently the Board 
of Supervisors of San Mateo County voted not to pursue study of 
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for the possible utilization of the recreation easement, or a 
portion of the same, for park and recreation purposes, and to 
jpake this report to them at its budget hearings which will begin 
in the latter part of July, 1979. Because of the late action 
by the Board of Supervisors, the Parks and Recreation Department 
does not have a plan at this point. It is not known as yet 
what the recommendation will be, but the Parks and Recreation 
Department would appreciate a statement of PUC willingness to 
support some planning which would be in conjunction with Alternate 
D of the EDAW plan which was developed for the PUC. Staff would 
consider this in a phased method. Mr. Mattison recommended consi- 
deration of the recreation easement from Highway 92 south to 
Woodside, using it for limited recreation with trails and day 
camp facilities. He said it is his understanding that the 
environmental report regarding the EDAW plan is now in the San 
Francisco City Planning Department, and he requested that the 
Commission urge the Planning Department to move this matter 
rapidly forward . 

Commissioner McCrea commented that Alternate D as he understands 
it includes an 18-hole golf course, a driving range, a cultural 
center, a horticultural center, a public park and picnic area, an 
archelogical site on the Filoli estate, 4 miles of trails, 6 
picnic areas, 6 widely distributed parking areas, a nature study 
center across from Filoli, a 25-acre meadow field sports area 
west of 1-280, access control gates on Canada Road near the 
intersection of Highway 92 and near the Filoli entrance road, and 
eventual closure of Canada Road from Filoli to the Pulgas Water 
Temple on weekends 

Mr. Mattison stated that there are corrections to that plan. The 
golf course on the Filoli estate is no longer a consideration. 
The County has withdrawn completely from consideration of 
acquisition of any portion of, or utilization of, Filoli estate 
property. 

Commissioner Sanger said that as he understands the report. 
Alternate D was not the recommended plan. 

Mr. Mattison stated that the plan he is referring to is the 
technical report prepared in August, 1975, by EDAW, showing the 
recommended plan, which is scaled down from the earlier version 
of Alternate D. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested that Mr. Mattison send the 
Commission copies of the technical report, and a map-showing 
what is involved. 

Mr. Mattison said the Parks and Recreation Department will 
bring a plan and a presentation back to the Commission. 

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Commissioner McCrea directed that Item No. 11 be heard out of order, 

ITEM NO. 11 — Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer 
of the San Francisco Water Department to- -roceed with the 
enactment of a final and acceptable plan wnich is satisfactory to 
the respective agencies, for use of a portion of the Water 
Department's Crystal Springs watershed property for the construc- 
tion of an access roadway to connect between State Hiahway Route 
28 and Crestview Drive in San Carlos. (Continued from meeting 
of May 22, 197 9) 



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representing the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, stated 
that it would be of mutual benefit to have at least 4 members 
of the Commission present. He therefore asked that the item be 
continued and Commissioner McCrea so directed. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the Commission be provided 
with an expanded map which would make it possible to understand 
the circulation system in the area. 

Mr. Cantwell said he would leave a package with the Secretary. 

Commissioner McCrea said he ha^ cards of people present who 
wished to speak on Item No. 11, and will turn them over to the 
Secretary, and ask her to inform each individual in writing 
when the item will be re-calendared. He apologized for lack of 
a quorum and being unable to hear this item. 

******* 

Mr. Sklar introduced Mr. Robert Battle, Jr., Safety Officer for 
the PUC since June 19, 197 9. He said he will coordinate the PUC 
industrial safety program with CAL/OSHA, and will move through 
the entire system with freedom and work with the departmental 
managers in areas of concern regarding worker or user safety. 
He has a long experience in safety, Mr. Sklar said. 

Commissioner McCrea welcomed Mr. Battle. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that staff has been unable to contact 
two other Commissioners who are in San Francisco. He commented 
that Commissioner Pilcher is attending the APTA Conference, 
and adjourned the meeting until 2s00 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 1979, 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURtlED; 2^43 P.M. 

ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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•^ SPECIAL MEETING 

-SSlMI^NOTES 
-5:; PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 
Room 300, 101 Grove Street 
2:00 P.M. 
^ July 3, 1979 
COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H, Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



AUG 13 1979 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 
6.F. PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Acco;xnts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety ■ 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order; 2; 09 P.M. 

Presents President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners H, Welton Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr. 

Absent; Commissioner John M. Sanger 

The minutes of the special meetings of May 29, 1979 and June 25, 
197 9, were approved. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of June 12, 1979, were approved. 
Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 



7 9-0256 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 607 
for Moccasin, Early Intake, and Cherry Valley 
Buildings, Exterior Painting. Estimated Cost; 
$77,000. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0257 HH Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $11,042 to provide funds for additional 
work under HH Contract No. 533, J Line 
Streetcar Overhead System, Conversion for 
Pantograph Operation. (Power Improvement 
Program/Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0258 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under HH Contract No. 591R, Cherry Road 
Slide Repair; approving credit modification 
of $6,003.90; and authorizing final payment 
of $23,740.18 to R.A. Nemetz Construction 
Company, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0259 W Authorizing bid call for WD Contract No. 1752 
/^ ' for Reconditioning Outlet Pipes and Tower- 

Calaveras Reservoir, Alameda County. Estimated 

Cost: $95,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 



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following resolution was adopted: 

79-0260 W Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under VJD Contract No. 1753- Relocation of 
16-Inch Ductile Iron Main at Third and Howard 
Streets; approving debit modification of 
$1,710.70; and authorizing final payment of 
$2,325.90 to W.L. Fairey, Contractor. 

Votes Ayes-Pi Icher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0261 M Approving payment of claims, amount $72,288.39, 
from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month 
of May, 197 9. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0262 M Approving cancellation and write-off of 

uncollectible accounts receivable and adjust- 
ment of accounts receivable more than 90 dayf. 
past due, amount $69.96, month of May, 1979; 
and approving compromise and collection of 
Municipal Railway claims for damages against 
miscellaneous debtors, amount $10,023.75, 
month of May, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0253 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $243,169.35. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0263 M Approving supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $1,417,904 to provide funds for 
increased Municipal Railway mandatory fringe 
benefits for fiscal year 1979-1980. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0264 M Approving Contract Change Agreement No. 29 

in the debit amount of $5,54 6 to provide for 
changes in the work in order to provide suitable 
maintenance facilities; and requesting the 
SFMRIC to approve and execute Contract Change 
Agreement No. 29, under Contract No. MR-609- 
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following resolution was adopted? 

79-0265 M Awarding Contract No. MR-719- Lighting 

Modifications and Improvements at Potrero 
Shop and Yard, and Presidio Shop and Yard 
to Brayer Electric Company, San Francisco, 
California, in the amount of $62,212 (Base 
Bid) $26,092 (Alternate "A") for a total of 
$88,304. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0266 M Awarding Contract No. MR-628- Twin Peaks and 
Sunset Tunnels, Construction of Fire Fighting 
Facilities to E.H, Morrill Company, Berkeley, 
California, in the amount of $555,77 0, (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0267 GO Approving supplemental appropriation to 

provide funds for increased mandatory fringe 
benefits for fiscal year 197 9-1980 as follows: 

San Francisco Water Department $391,854 

Hetch Hetchy Water & Power 143,484 

Bureau of Light Heat & Power 13,496 

General Office 27,553 

Data Processing Center 30,639 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-02 68 HH Approving and authorizing the General Manager 
of Public Utilities to execute the June 6, 
1979 letter-agreement with PG&E providing 
for payment of franchise fees related to 
the sale of Hetch Hetchy power to customers 
located in the cities of Fremont, San Jose, 
Sunnyvale and Union City. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Henning 
Excused from voting- Flynn 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0269 HH Approving the License Agreement between the 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the 
PUC to operate Station K while Hetch Hetchy 
8th Avenue Substation is shut down for 
equipment replacement; and authorizing the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to sign 
the Agreement. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Henning 
Excused from voting- Flynn 

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following resolution was adopted: 

79-0270 W Approving the issuance of a permit by State 
Water Resources Control Board to Dr. George 
Kammerer to use a sraall amount of water 
from an unnamed creek in Santa Clara County. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of ricCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0271 VJ Awarding Professional Services Contract for 
the Development of a Water and Sewer User 
Information, I^onitoring and Billing System 
to Arthur Andersen & Company, in the amount 
of $410,000. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0272 M Approving entering into a Transit Agreement 
for the quarterly payment of fares by the 
U.S. Postal Service for the period July 1, 
1979 to June 30, 1980, and authorizing the 
General Manager of the Municipal Railway to 
execute said agreement. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0273 M Rejecting the low bid for Contract Ho, MR-654- 
N Judah Line, Duboce Avenue- Church to Noe 
Streets, Track Reconstruction, Sidewalk 
Harrowing and Sewer Enlargement; and ax^rarding 
said contract in the net amount (including 
options ) of $554,165 to the second lov7 bidder. 
Homer J. Olsen, Inc., Union City, California. 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, IlcCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-027 5 M Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
performed by Gruen Gruen & Associates under 
a professional services agreement. 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
^ following resolution was adopted: 

79-0276A M Awarding Contract No. riR-670- Muni Metro 
Subway and Tv/in Peaks Tunnel, Installing 
Communications Cable to Amelco Electric, 
San Francisco, California, in the total 
amount of $348,747. (Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
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Cable Car Advisory Conunittee 

President Pilcher referred to a letter she received from Mr. 
Art Bluin concerning the Cable Car Citizens' Advisory Committee. 
He is concerned that both the current and proposed members 
appear to be proponents of the cable car extension. He suggested 
that membership be broadened to include citizens throughout the 
City, however, he did not recommend any names. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea suggested that individuals interested 
in serving on this committee apply direct to the Commission. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER- Mr. Richard Sklar 
Cable Cars 

Mr. Sklar reported that the cable cars began running at 5; 45 A.M. 
this date. He said the cable car system has not been rebuilt 
but a repair costing $250,000 has taken place. Repairs involved 
more than shaft damage. 

I4r. Sklar said it is the intention of staff to bring before 
the Commission next week preliminary thoughts on prioritization 
of capital projects. Included will be consideration of the cable 
car "rebuild" . 

Muni Metro System 

Progress is going quite well on the LRVs, and the Muni 'tetro 
network. Bids were rejected on the fare collection booths, 
because the one bidder came in much too high. 

Staff is considering v/ays of moving Muni Metro into operation 
sooner than originally planned. ZVn N Line shuttle is being 
considered to operate from the outer end of the n Line to the 
Duboce- Church Station area. Mr, Sklar said he has asked the 
Task Force to look at the possibility of running a shuttle 
subway service from Duboce Street to the Embarcadero beginning 
January, 1980, and terminating all the other streetcar lines 
at Church Street. 

PUC Reorganization 

Request for Supplemental Appropriations to Effect Reorganization 

of Staff Bureaus 

Mr. Sklar commented that this matter was sent to the Commission 
on June 6, 1979, but could not be acted upon officially until 
Civil Service Commission approval, which came on July 2, 197 9. 
It is the "same document" that the Commission received on June 
6, 1979, he said. 

Contract Negotiations with TWU 

Negotiations will begin soon. One factor for improved service 
will be permission to use part time workers in peak hour 
service. SB620 has just passed the State Legislature, and will 
give Muni an extra $2 or $3 million per year. This bill has a 
provision that no transit agency may receive aid under SB620 if 
its labor contract prohibits part time work. There is a current 
provision in Muni's contract with the T.W which prohibits hiring 
employees on a part time basis. Another provision in SB62 
states that transit agencies can not be prohibited from con- 
tracting for services. 

Mr. Sklar stated that labor negotiations wil] be made more 
difficult by changes proposed to be instituted in the operations 
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abandonment of a driver obtaining an individual run. For instance, 
it is possible that a driver will not contract to drive the N 
car from a certain time in the morning until a certain time at 
night on a certain schedule, but will contract to work "as a 
Muni Metro operator from 6:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.". He would be 
dispatched from the turnaround at the Embarcadero based upon 
loading, train lengths and need. An individual will be biddlncr 
for davs and hours he wishes to work, and not for a particular 
line. In discussions the union has found this concept highly 
unusual. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Peter McCrea asked when staff plans to initiate 
Phase la of the Municipal Railway 5-Year Plan. 

Mr. Sklar replied, "Early in September", 

Given the magnitude of changes. Commissioner McCrea said, perhaps 
there should be a public information campaign. 

Mr. Sklar said staff is planning a 6 weeks' announcement campaign, 
both on the vehicles themselves and on billboards. 

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Resolution Wo. 79-0268 — Approving and authorizing the General 
Manager of Public Utilities to execute the June 6, 1979 letter- 
agreement with PG&E providing for payment of franchise fees 
related to the sale of Hetch Hetchy power to customers located 
in the cities of Fremont, San Jose, Sunnyvale and Union City. 

Commissioner H, TJelton Flynn requested that he be excused from 
voting on this item and the next item (Resolution No. 79-0269) 
on advise from the City Attorney's Office. 

Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr., moved. Commissioner Peter 
McCrea seconded, and the Commission voted unanimously to excuse 
Commissioner Flynn from voting. 

Resolution Wo. 79-027 5 — Accepting as satisfactorily completed 
work on Muni fare structure alternatives performed by Gruen 
Gruen & Associates under a professional services agreement. 

Commissioner McCrea asked when staff will be prepared to come 
to the Commission with recommendations. 

Mr. Sklar replied that staff will follow the Commission's lead, 
but that the next step would probably be a general public 
hearing. 

Mr. Lynn Pio, Transit Environmental Coordinator, said that would 
also be his proposal. 

Mr. Sklar said it is a Commission matter. He said there would 
probably be two series of hearings. One would be an exploratory 
series — perhaps five evening meetings throughout the community. 
The second phase would be a staff presentation, with the staff 
making a specific recommendation. A series of formal hearings 
on the recommendations of the staff to the Commission would 
follow. 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher. Mr. Pio 
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one public hearing. He said, however, that consultanc wouxd 
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to focus on something, and that Gruen Gruen & Associates will 
need to prepare a document and give a presentation. 

Mr. Sklar commented that staff can shorten the process by 
making recommendations of possible alternatives. 

President Pilcher directed that staff make recommendations as 
was done with the S-Year Plan. 

Mr. Sklar said that if it is the Commission's pleasure staff 

will forego hearings until it comes forward with a recommendation. 

Mr, Jeff Sutter of the Muni Coalition said he was under the 
impression that non-fare alternatives were being studied, but 
that much of the language in the proposal makes it clear than 
non-fare alternatives were not considered. 

President Pilcher said the Commission wanted a fare modification 
study that would explore that alternative, which was done. 

Mr, Sutter commented that it is not an exploration to merely 
announce that zero fares would be a loss of so much revenue. An 
exploration of that alternative would have to look at some way 
of dealing with that situation. 

Commissioner HcCrea stated that the study high-lighted within any 
fare structure the amount of revenue that would have to come 
from non-traditional sources, 

Mr. Sutter asked how the Commission plans to deal v;ith that, 

Mr. Sklar said the report did indicate rider ship impact. He 
said the report was mainly to project revenues and expenditure 
levels for the next ten years in order that the gap could be 
identified. The fare section of the report did nothing more than 
identify what the different fare combinations would do toward 
filling that gap. The report did comment regarding additional 
Federal and State aid. He said that within reasonable human 
knowledge the report did explore alternatives to close the gap, 
including identifying revenue and expenditures. 

Mr, Sklar pointed out that the resolution is not for the purpose 
of accepting any recommendations, but is just to state that 
consultant has completed the contractual obligation. The sub- 
stance of the report is still up for debate at public hearings. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that the report is adequate. 

Mr. Fred Perry of CAPTrans asked, with respect to ten years in 
the future, if one year at a time would be considered. 

President Pilcher replied that Commission and staff will re-think 
the situation every year if necessary, 

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Resolution No. 79-027 6A — Awarding Contract No. MR-670- Muni Metro 
Subway and Twin Peaks Tunnel, Installing Communications Cable 
to Amelco Electric, San Francisco, California , in the total 
amount of $3 48,747. 

Mr, Sklar commented that he normally would not recommend that this 
award be accepted, but there are extraordinary circumstances. 
There were two bidders, and the low bidder, Amelco Electric, 
made a bid of $348,747. 

The engineers estimate was $200,000. This low bid is almost 
80 percent over the engineering estimate. This says one of 
two things — the engineering estimate is worthless, or the bids 
are so high it is necessary to rebid and try to find other 
contractors, or re-examine the contractors. Mr. Sklar said he 
thinks the engineering estimate is to some extent out of line. 
Also, perhaps the bids are high because the contractors are aware 
of the crucial nature of the contract. 

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system undejrway. The Commission has two choices. One is to 
reject the bids and go out and rebid, and accept further delays 
in Muni Metro startup at a cost of about $15,000 to $20,000 
per day in operational costs. The other choice is to »'^nrnve 
the contract and trust that the engineer's estimate is out of 
line. 

Mr. Sklar recommended approval of the contract "with some 
trepidation". He commented that when Mr. Oral Moore is in charge 
of the facilities and engineering operation one of his major 
tasks will be to assure than engineering estimates are more 
in line with bids. 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher, Mr. Sklar stated 
he does not know why this was not done a year ago, six months 
ago or eighteen months ago. He said there is almost no choice 
but to accept this bid. He said Amelco Electric is a good solid 
firm and does good work. 

On motion of Commissioner Henning, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
the Commission voted unanimously to adopt Resolution No. 79-0276A. 



******* 

Resolution No. 7 9-027 6B — Approving the request for supplemental 
appropriations to effect the reorganization of staff bureaus. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn reaarding 
salary and fringe savings. Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant 
General Manager, Finance, stated the original presentation 
referred to annual savings in the future due to reorganization 
within the bureaus in the amount of $34,695 which could vary 
up or down depending on what happens reorganizing the bureaus 
themselves. There will be no additional funding required for 
the reorganization and it is anticipated savings over budget 
will be attained. 

Mr. Sklar added that the figure is an absolute correct one for 
the action Commission is taking today. 

On motion of Commissioner Henning, seconded by Commissioner 
Flynn, Resolution No. 7 9-027 6B was unanimously approved by the 
Commission. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED? 2? 37 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
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5^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
^ July 10, 197 9 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



AUG 13 1979 



DOOUIViENTS DEPT. 
S.F. PULJLIC LiBRAPY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order; 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, John M. Sanger 

Absent: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of June 26, 1979, were approved. 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0278 M Commending Mr. Felipe Goycochea, Municipal 

Railway operator for carrying Mrs. V. Helraer 
Graham to safety from a burning residence. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-027 9 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 577- Oakdale Portal 
Sand Trap- to K.G. Walters Construction Co., 
Inc., Santa Rosa, California in the amo;int 
of $38,284. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0280 M Approving issuance of the sum of $600 to 
Deputy City Attorney Michael C. Cohen for 
travel and associated expenses of plaintiff 
Thomas M. Check on his trip to San Francisco 
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 
5, 197 9 to August 8, 197 9, in the case of 
Thomas M. Check v. City and County of San 
Francisco, Superior Court No. 710-032 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

79-0281 M Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under Contract No. MR-643 M Line, Track 
Reconstruction, 19th Avenue- Junipero Serra 
Boulevard to Saint Francis Circle and Broad 
Street and Plymouth Avenue Intersection; 
approving debit modification of $11,817,53; 
and authorizing final payment of $94, 03 J. 38 
to Railco, Inc., Contractor. (Transit Improve- 
ment Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0282 M Approving Contract Change Agreement No. 14 
at no change in contract price, to change 
the contract terms to agree with the City 
Charter; and requesting the SFMRIC to approve 
and execute Contract Change Agreement No. 14, 
under Contract No. MR-588, Subway Signal System. 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0277 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $127,150. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0283 HH Rejecting the low bid for HH Contract No. 

551R, Richmond Substation, Equipment Instal- 
lation and Related Building Alterations; and 
awarding said contract in the amount of 
$441,568 to the second low bidder, Nibbi 
Brothers, Inc., San Francisco, California. 
(Pov/er Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0284 W Approving the first amendment to the Lockbox 
Services Agreement with Crocker National Bank 
to extend said agreement from July 1, 197 9 
through June 30, 1980, in the amount of 
$60,360. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0285 W Approving the Stipulation for Judgment 

in Unlav/ful Detainer Action- City and County 
of San Francisco v. John W. Wfilch and John W. 
Bacon, dba Green Giant Gardens and Home Supply, 
San Mateo Superior Court No. 2298 46, and 
directing the City Attorney to sign said Stipu- 
lation and to take the necessary steps to file 
a judgment in Court based thereon. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0286 M Approving the expenditures, prepared and 

recommended by staff, and directing that all 
necessary actions be taken to secure funds 
for Muni Metro Startup, Fiscal year 1979-80. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

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following resolution was adopted; 

7 9-0287 M Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute Modification No. 4 to 
develop training programs for subway operation 
under the Agreement with the Urban Transpor- 
tation Development Corporation, Ltd.,; and 
authorizing the Project Director to take 
necessary actions to carry out the terms of 
this Modification. 

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Copies of the above resolutions are on 
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COMMUNICATIONS 

President Pilcher referred to a letter and questionnaire from 
Common Cause regarding a review of the PUC by the Governmental 
Services Committee of the Board of Supervisors. 

Mr. Sklar said this will be the guideline and outline for staff's 
presentation before the Governmental Services Committee. He 
said there will be a written document and an oral presentation, 
and staff will coordinate with the Commission on scheduling the 
meeting at the convenience of the Commission and the Governmental 
Services Committee sometime in August. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER- Mr. Richard Sklar 
Capital Improvements Program 

Mr. Sklar referred to report given to the Commission entitled 
"San Francisco Municipal Railway Proposed Capital Expenditures", 
and a letter from Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General 
Manager, Finance, indicating expected levels of UMTA funding. He 
said this is being presented to start discussion on the entire 
Muni capital program based upon earlier discussions regarding 
TIP and SIP applications. These are staff recommendations of the 
prioritization of capital projects. 

President Pilcher directed that this matter be considered at 
the end of the calendar. 

Mr. Sklar said the matter to be discussed is laying out all 
of the projects in relationship to service needs and integration 
with other projects. He commented that there is a total of 
about $323 million on a proposed "wish list". In the letter 
it is indicated that there is $70 or $80 million, which means 
many things desired will never be accomplished. 

The cable car renovation program is a $40 to $50 million program, 
nearly equalling the total money UMTA proposes to give Muni for 
rails in the next 5 years. Therefore, cable car renovation is 
behind other more essential items. Mr. Sklar said if the 
cable car system is to be rebuilt it will probably be by special 
legislation at the Federal or State level, treating the cable 
car system as a National Historic landmark. 

Firearms on PUC Premises 

Mr. Sklar reported that the Public Utilities departments had 
the second shooting incident involving employees last week, when 
a janitorial supervisor reportedly shot a janitorial employee 
in the leg after an argument on Muni property. 

Mr. Sklar said he issued an order which states there shall be no 
firearms under any circumstances on the property. He asked 
Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, to inform him 
of management's legal rights in enforcing the order, and in 
ascertaining whether it is being complied with. 

He said that on Muni ve*^icles, PUC property, PUC offices, with 
the exception of law enforcement officials, there will be no 
hand guns. 

Muni Service to Caadlestick Park 

Mr. Sklar said the Commission will shortly receive a memo 
regarding Muni service to Candlestick Park, as he has received 
3 complaints that getting out of the ball park is a lengthy 
procedure. Muni loads one vehicle ^i- a time through the front- 
door only, fares arc collected leavin.j the ball park, and the fare 
structure is complex. Mr. SKlar said ne is suggestmv^ cnac cne 
fares not be changed, but that they be collected in one direc- 
tion only. 

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Outbound, 2 coaches would be loaded at a time through both doors 
in each coach. He said patrons will be issued a transfer for the 
ride home. 

Mr. Sklar said he is asking the scheduling and Muni operations 
employees to see if this can be worked out. 

Commissioner Sanger pointed out that last year, due to a 
constant conflict between the demand for vehicles and the 
aftermoon peak, the Commission requested staff to advise the 
Giants that Muni would expect some type of contribution to 
finance additional vehicles and operators to serve Candlestick 
Park. 

Mr. Sklar stated that staff met with the Giants. The Giants 
objected to subsidizing service. In the past 2 days the Giants 
have requested a meeting with Commission members, and Mr. Sklar 
said he has promised to arrange such a meeting. 

Responding to a question from Mr. Samuel Walker, Secretary, 
TWU Local 250A, Mr. Sklar said he does not know when this will go 
into effect. After hearing from the Commission, staff will 
meet with the union and operations to develop a plan. One pro- 
blem will be finding a way to collect one dollar bills. 

Negotiations with TWU 

Apart from the wage aspects, Mr. Sklar said most of the conver- 
sations will concern working conditions and work rules intended 
to be implemented in the next 2 to 5 years. He said one matter 
of great concern is driver absenteeism. The problem is with a 
minority of the drivers. Two-hundred drivers exceed 50 sick days 
off per year not due to industrial accidents. One-hundred drivers 
miss more than 25 days per year, which is twice the allowable sick 
leave limit. About 100 drivers miss 100 days per year. 

President Pilcher commented that at the APTA Conference one of 

the papers presented was on management approach toward understanding 

and controlling sick leave usage of hourly paid employees. 

Mr. Sklar said staff would welcome the paper, but the problem 
will have to be handled jointly with the union. 

Mr. Samuel Walker said the union would like to see the list, to 
which Mr. Sklar agreed. 

Advance Design Buses 

Mr. Sklar said Muni is to receive 25 advance design buses this 
year which are air conditoned with windows that do not open. 
UMTA is holding a conference this week with the manufacturer. 

Staff sent a telegram to reiterate its earlier position that 
Muni does not wish to maintain an air conditioning system. 
Mr. Sklar said he also raised the question of whether it makes 
sense to receive 25 buses that are different. Intelligent 
planning as indicated by the capital program dictates that Muni 
should maintain its 500 vehicles fleet, and every 2 years add 
100 vehicles on a rotational basis, or every 3 years add 125. 
He said there is a serious question as to whether or not the 
order should be cancelled. It is possible that the bus is 
designed with so many standard components that are compatible 
with the buses Muni now has that a decision may be made to accept 
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year because the bus had so many standard components it would 
not be a maintenance problem, 

Mr. Sklar said staff will look at the problem, and report back 
to the Commission with a recommendation as to whether or not 
to cancel the order. 

Mr. Green pointed out that 2 years ago when Muni accepted TDA 
funds a condition was that 5 percent of those funds would be 
spent for an "accessibility" program. Muni pointed to the advance 
design buses as being that '5 percent. He said the handicapped 
community may feel that Muni is backing out on its commitment. 

Commissioner McCrea pointed out that the handicapped community 
agreed at that hearing that buying the buses was not some 
"make or break" issue, provided the Commission was willing to 
proceed with an orderly accessibility program. 

He said an assessment should be made as to how much "float" is 
needed in the fleet to determine if these buses are really 
needed. 

Mr. Sklar said there is enough float to meet scheduled runs. 
However, the scheduled runs do not begin to give adequate 
service. 

Patrons are under-served at peak hour service. Commissioner 
McCrea noted that this is a budgetary problem. 

Mr. Sklar said he thinks it is possible if Muni had these buses, 
and they made sense on all other accounts , and driver absenteeism 
were reduced, the number of runs could be increased within the 
current budget. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn said he understands that the 92 
Line is no longer running because Muni has service formerly 
covered by the 92 Line in the K-Ingleside Shuttle Line. He said 
he understands that the drivers on the 92 Line are "sitting 
down" and not driving because of a sign-up problem. 

Mr. Sklar said that is correct. There are 3 drivers from the 
92 Line who have refused to take any other assignments. Muni 
would have to go through an entire sign-up with incredible 
complexity and some real labor management complications in order 
to get the 3 drivers back to work. They were offered comparable 
lines and additional pay, but have refused on all counts. 

Commissioner Flynn asked what is so complexi that management would 
not permit a sign-up, and would permit 3 men to sit idle when 
drivers are needed on other lines. He said he stood at the 
corner of Taylor and Geary Streets on the night of July 7, 1979 
from 7:55 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. He asked if this is good manage- 
ment. 

Mr. Sklar said there is a rule that a driver may be asked to 
voluntarily make a change if his run is abandoned. If the driver 
is willing to make the change he gets the Scime pay as before, or 
the new pay, whichever is higher, plus 2 0<: per hour. The 3 
drivers were asked to switch to the 87- Line the S.P. Depot run 
at the same or higher pay plus 2 00 per hour, and they refused, 
which is their right. 

The rule is that if they do not voluntarily switch, a barn 
sign-up must be held. If a sign-up is held by the contract 
which was negotiated with the union, in which there is a 
difference of opinion as to the provisions, the following may 
happen. 

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In the contract that preceded this past one, Muni drivers had 
the most generous spread time in the United States, which stated 
that if a driver worked 8 hours he would be paid for 8 hours, 
but the 8 hours could occur in a 10-hour period. A driver could 
work for 4 hours, be idle for 2 hours without pay, and go back 
and work 4 more hours. 

Management asked that the spread time be increased to match 
Muni's system with most of the other systems in the country. A 
contract was signed with the union, drawn by union attorneys, 
which increased the spread time in management's interpretation 
to 8 hours in 11. That meant that a driver who worked an 11 hour 
day would receive 1-1/2 hours less pay a day, or 7-1/2 hours 
less a week, or $60 less a week than under the old contract. 
The union did not interpret the contract that way. It would 
probably stand up in Court that way, according to the City Attor- 
ney. The union interprets the contract to mean that the driver 
would get straight time for that 10th to 11th hour rather than 
no pay, and said a labor action would be taken, there would be 
a strike, and Muni would be sued if it attempted to enforce the 
new labor rates. Muni made a judgment to postpone a sign-up 
and debate the issue in negotiations this year, rather than try 
to enforce it for a 2-month period. 

Mr. Samuel Walker, Secretary, TITO Local 250A, said emergency 
negotiations with the City were not held in accordance with 
the Charter, as required. He said Mr. Sklar referred to Cities 
other than San Diego and Chicago in emphasizing the spread 
time. The Civil Service Commission certified those cities as 
being the cities for comparison in negotiations. 

The union has a rule as far as signing up. The 92 Line was 
abandoned by the Board of Supervisors. It was stated to Mr. 
Sklar, and it has been traditional under the agreement, that a 
barn sign-up must be held. The 3 men have 27,28 and 30 years 
service with Muni, and they have seniority rights. 

President Pilcher asked what will happen when the 5-Year Plan 
goes into effect and 7 lines are changed. She asked what 
difference it makes which LRV an operator is driving down Market 
Street. 

Mr. Walker replied that it is a matter of safety, with drivers 
knowing what to "look for" on regularly assigned runs. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the City Attorney advised that 
Muni could not hold a barn sign-up without going to the 8 to 
11 hour spread. 

Mr. Sklar replied, "Yes, it is in the cor. tract". 

Mr. Walker stated that new runs have been added, and the union 
has cooperated with llr . Green on all new lines this summer. The 
only controversy is regarding the 92 Line which was abandoned. 

Commissioner Flynn said there should be some way of solving 
the problem without paying 3 men to sit down full time making 
over $8 per hour plus fringe benefits when Muni is short of 
operators . 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

President Pilcher read resolution No. 79-0278, which she said 
will be put in final form and presented to Mr. Felipe Goycochea, 
who was present at the meeting. The resolution commends Mr. 
Goycochea, a Municipal Railway operator, for carrying Mrs. V. 
Helroer Grahcun to safety from a burning residence. 

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ITEM NO. 7 — Discussion of Transport Workers Unicn, San Francisco 
Municioal Railway. Trn=i- '^'nd. 

Mr. Samuel WaiKer saia, the Trust Fund was established after 
Proposition G passed in 1967, under Charter Section 8.404, and 
allowed Municipal Railway platform employees to have certain 
fringe benefits. Under the amendment 3 things were included — 
vacation, retirement and the health plan. 

Anytime operator fringe benefits exceed those levels extended to 
all City employees, the dollar value amount is placed into a fund 
whxcn IS operated by the Trust Fund. The Trust Fund is a joint 
fund operated by management and the union. The City (PUC) 
has 2 members; the Civil Service Commission 1 memeber; and the 
TWU 3 members. The City and the union each has 3 alternates. 

At the present time Mr. Arthur P. Carroll is the chairman of the 
fund, and represents the PUC, and Mr. Robert E. Buckley also 
represents the PUC. Mr. John J. Walsh, Treasurer, represents 
the Civil Service Commission. Ray J. Antonio is a trustee. 
Presently there is a vacancy in the position of Vice-chairman 
which was held by Mr. John T. Squire. The members of the Trust 
Fund meet every third Tuesday of the month, at 12s 00 noon. 
The current meeting place is Trader Vies. 

2:b5 president Pilcher left the meeting. 

Commissioner McCrea asked about the duties and fiduciary 
responsibilities of the trustees, and if a consultant is 
employed to invest funds. 

Mr. Walker replied that the fiduciary responsibilities of the 
members of the Trust Fund are to receive the income from the 
City, and to buy benefits for the employees from the fund. He 
said funds are invested in a savings account at Hibernia Bank, 
and when there were reserves there were investments in stocks. 
In later years when the stock market became flexible the con- 
sultant advised withdrawing from investment in stocks. Then the 
Trust Fund went to certificates of deposit. When there was not 
enough cash flow for C.D.'s the Fund went to a regular pass book 
account. The Trust Fund does not now have a consultant. 

Commissioner McCrea asketl if it is normal practice for a fund 
of this size to operate without an investment coxinselor. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Walker 
said the trustees are money managers, and that $2 million a 
year is contributed by the City. The average monthly pay out 
to operators, he said, is $60,000 to $65,000 a month paid 
every 4 months, 

Mr. Carroll explained that monthly operations serve to reduce 
the amounts available for investments. Money comes in and 
is paid out, and there is not much left to invest. 

Commissioner McCrea noted that there was a working capital of 
$37 5,000 at the end of the 5-year audit. 

Mr. Carroll stated there have been times when the Trust Fund has 
had to borrow in order to make payments to operators. 

Commissioner Sanger asked whv funds were not invested in 
treasury bills or in T-Bill accounts. 

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Some of the benefits have been eliminated, he said, because of 
lack of money. 

Mr. Sklar asked if the bulk of the money is used to purchase 
benefit plans, or if it goes as direct cash subsidy to the 
operators . 

Mr. Walker replied that the bulk of the money goes to operator 
refunds for health plan benefits. The Trust Fund pays the 
dollar value difference from the health service system benefits 
paid in San Diego, or a percentage of that. This is after the 
CPA makes a projection of the cash flow for the fiscal year, and 
the operating cash available. Then a determination is made as 
to how much can be paid each operator for the health service 
contribution. At the present time each operator pays about $46 
every 2 weeks for his health plan. The Trust Fund refunds to 
each operator $31 per pay period. This accoionts for the bulk of 
the money. 

3 s 02 p.m. President Pilcher returned. 

Responding to Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Walker said Mrs. E. J. 
Menzel is the CPA who handles the administrative work to determine 
the refund level. 

At the present time there is a dental plan carried by an insurance 
carrier and life insurance which is carried by Public National 
Life of Dallas. The cost of the administration of the fund is 
also projected, together with an inflation factor. 

Responding to President Pilcher, Mr. Walker said the Trust Fund 
is housed in the TWU office, and $600 is paid for secretarial 
services and housing of files. About 20 or 30 hours of secre- 
tarial services are used per week. 

Commissioner Flynn noted that the report is done on the total 
fund. It is a "clean opinion" on an audit, and is a standard 
CPA certificate. The only exception in the audit made by Main 
Lafrentz & Company, an international CPA firm, is a reference 
to making certain estimates of the amounts received from the 
City to the Trust Fund. No exceptions were taken with reference 
to the handling of the funds. 

The 5-year audit which was conducted by John F. Forbes & Company 
also made no exception. After the Forbes audit came in, the 
Controller extended the contract and asked the firm to look into 
internal control aspects. There were some comments, but the firm 
agreed these were not serious, but should be corrected. The TV\7U 
responded to the comments on the 5-Year audit. Both firms issued 
"clean opinions", which is the best opinion. Commissioner Flynn 
said it is his professional opinion that if there are any excep- 
tions to the operation of the Trust Fund, the two CPA firms would 
have so indicated. 

Commissioner Sanger said he has never known anything about this 
Trust Fund, and the Commission has representatives on it which 
are not known to some of the Commissioners. There is some 
reason for concern, as the Commission has some responsibility for 
the administration of the fund. If this is as complex a 
responsibility as Commissioner McCrea would indicate, he said 
there should be professional advice on investment. If the responsi- 
bility is routine, he does not understand what 6 people spend 
their time doing every month. 

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Mr. Carroll said he has been in the life insurance business all 
his life. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. walker 
said that policy decisions are a normal operation of the fund. 
Anything unusual is taken up with the Board of Trustees. 

Coiiuuiasioner McCrea, following further discussion, commented 
that the money comes in, so much is given to the insurance 
n^rrxGJca and so much is given to the employees. He said it seems 
that a major responsibility of the Trustees is the choice of the 
programs (selection of carriers) . Mr. Carroll indicated that 
is one of the reasons he is on the board, as he has some exper- 
tise in this area. Commissioner McCrea said he would like to know 
how carriers are selected, and whether anyone on the board is 
directly or indirectly involved with any of the carriers as a 
major client, and whether an independent consultant has ever been 
employed to assist in selections. 

President Pilcher said the Commission's concern is whether City 
employees should be serving on the Trust Fund Board . 

Mr. Sklar stated that when he assumed his position 2 employees 
of the Municipal Railway were serving as alternate trustees, 
and he felt there was a potential conflict of interest for 
management employees to be involved in disbursing employees' 
money. That is why Mr. Eugene Womack and Mr. Curtis E, Green, 
who had served as alternates, resigned. He said it is a question 
of whom the Commission wishes to appoint. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Demosthenes 
Adams of the Civil Service Commission Department, said the rule is 
that 2 trustees and 2 alternates can be appointed by the PUC, and 
shall serve at the pleasure of the PUC. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Green 
stated that Mr. Robert E. Buckley, a City Trustee, operates a 
trust fund for his plumbers' union. 

During discussion it was brought out that Mr. Buckley has not 
attended a meeting of the Trust Fund in 6 months. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that those persons appointed 
should attend meetings and have the required expertise. He 
requested that the trustees adopt an absentee rule. 

President Pilcher said Mr. Buckley should be asked if he intends 
to serve, and if he is willing to attend meetings more regularly. 

Commissioner Sanger suggested that the General Manager of Public 
Utilities submit a list of potential candidates from the insurance 
or banking industry. 

Mr. Sklar said he does not think that he or any employee of the 
Municipal Railway should participate in selecting or recommending. 
He suggested that the Commission, through its secretary, go to 
the professional community. The City delivers a check to the 
Trust Fund every quarter, and employees responsible for wages 
and hours, etc., should not be involved, he said. 

Mr. Walker pointed out that selection of the insurance company 
is by bid each year. The Executive Committee of the Trust Fund 
meets with insurance carriers, and brings the 3 low bidders to 
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Commissioner Sanger said he does not share Mr. Sklar's fear of 
conflict of interest. He said it is wise to have those with 
expertise in the field administering the trust. An alternative 
would be to contract for someone to handle the entire operation, 
which is in the manner of insurance company practice. 

Commissioner McCrea inquired as to the remuneration for a trustee 
appointed by the Commission, and Mr. Walker replied that trustees 
do not receive a wage, but do go to lunch one a month. 

President Pilcher commented that the Commission has a copy of 
a class action complaint filed in December, 197 6, and she asked 
the outcome. 

Mr. Larry James, one of the plaintiffs, said plaintiffs ran out 
of money. He said the complaint was never served, but came as 
a result of lack of information about the Trust Fund. It was 
discovered on investigation he alleged, that the trustees were 
not performing their fiduciary duties as outlined in the rules 
of the Trust Fund; were not complying with the rule to provide 
generally to the membership and the Commission a list of income 
and disbursements; and were not seeking an audit by the Board of 
Supervisors. The trustees were appropriating money from the 
Trust Fund, illegally in the view of plaintiffs' lawyer, and 
performing an internal audit. There is no appropriation to fund 
any internal audit paid for by the Trust Fund. The principle 
responsibility lies with the Board of Supervisors. The principle 
responsibility for complying with all of the rules of the Trust 
Fund lies with the Board of Trustees. The suit was filed as a 
means of obliging them to adhere to those rules. He said he 
thinks the present Board of Trustees and insofar as the PUC is 
concerned, has essentially, for at least 7 years, failed to ad- 
here to its fiduciary duty. He said he would like the Commission 
to reconsider its appointements . 

Commissioner Sanger asked Mr. James if his challenge is that the 
audit was paid for out of Trust Fund accounts. 

Mr. James replied, "Among others". He said the Board of Super- 
visors is obliged to appropriate the money for these audits and 
see that they are performed. He said he could not find anything 
in the rules authorizing the Trust Fund to appropriate the money 
and audit itself. 

Mr. Walker said the Board of Supervisors performs its own audit, 
and the City pays for that. He said the Board of Supervisors 
used to perform an audit more regularly, but the last audit made 
prior to last year was in 197 3. 

Mr. John Madden, representing the Controller, said funds have 
been requested in each budget to carry out the provision of 
a semi-annual audit, but either the Mayor or the Board of 
Supervisors has deleted the item for the budget. 

Mr. James stated that the salient point is that the 2 trustees 
appointed by the Commission have never reported back to the 
Commission, and the question is if the Commission's trustees 
carried out their responsibilities to the beneficiaries of the 
Trust Fund and to the Commission as appointing officers. 

Commissioner Sanger asked Ms. Romaine A. Smith, Secretary, PUC, 
if the Commission received copies of the audits from the Board 
of Trustees, and she replied "NO". She said she requested 
copies of the audits, which are now before the Commission from 
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to each trustee and each alternate, and to the Controller and 
Mr. John J. Walsh, Director of Personnel, Civil Service 
Commission. 

President Pilcher said the rule states that each member of the 
Commission should receive a copy of the annual report. She 
said a copy of the semi-annual audit should also be supplied to 
the Commission. 

President Pilcher directed that recommendations for appointees 
be deferred to a later meeting. 

Mr. Sklar said he will go to Bank of America and ask them to 
submit a list of experts in trust funds in terms of investments, 
if the Commission so desires. The Commission may then hold 
interviews and select individuals to serve. 

President Pilcher thanked Mr. Walker for his presentation. 

******** 

Mr, Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
said the City and the Modesto and Turlock Irrigiation Districts 
are partners on the Tuolumne River. In the past it has been the 
practice of the Commission and the two district boards of 
directors to meet annually in San Francisco. This custom, he 
said, has not been carried out in the past 3 years. Both district 
boards of directors would be pleased to come to San Francisco 
and meet with the PUC, and the meeting is proposed for the night 
of August 10, 197 9. He said he would also lika to extend an 
invitiation to Mayor Feinstein. If agreeable to the Commission, 
Mr. Moore said he would arrange a time and place. 

******>** 

Resolution No. 79-0285 — Approving the Stipulation for Judgment 
in Unlawful Detainer Action- City and County of San Francisco 
V. John W. Welch and John W. Bacon, dba Green Giant Gardens and 
Home Supply, San Mateo Superior Court No. 229846, and directing 
the City Attorney to sign said Stipulation and to take the 
necessary steps to file a judgment in Court based thereon. 

Commissioner Sanger said he is happy to see this matter settled, 
but pointed out that it raises an issue regarding the basis on 
which the PUC establishes lease rentals for City owned proper- 
ties, since in the past one of the discounting factors alleged 
to be an issue in establishing rentals has been the assumption 
that the termination clauses are effective. He said the 
Commission should think about the permanent implications of 
ending up with a stipulation such as this with regard to other 
City properties. 

Mr. Sklar pointed out that one of the reasons for the settlement 
was the adverse testimony regarding the City's position by two 
of its former employees. 

Commissioner McCrea said there were commitments made to the 
assignee which were never brought to the attention of the PUC. 
Either the Department knew this fact when it was brought to the 
PUC and did not tell the Commission, or they did not know it and 
some agreement was made and signed by the two former employees 
of the Commission. In either event, the Commission's position 
and rights to obtain contracts were undermined . 

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has gone on record by telling the Commission in its audit that 
this property had to be disposed of and developed, the 
Commission should write a letter to the Board of Supervisors 
outlining all the facts and explaining why it is impossible. 

President Pilcher requested that Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Utilities 
General Counsel, draft a letter to the Board of Supervisors, and 
send them a copy of the stipulated judgment. 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0286 — Approving the expenditures, prepared and 
recommended by staff, and directing that all necessary actions 
be taken to secure funds for Muni Metro Startup, Fiscal Year 
1979-80. 

Summary is a budget constructed to conform to the O'Brien 
Krietzberg schedule activities necessary to get into Muni Metro 
operation next year. The amount to be approved now is the 
startup portion of the costs ($9,951,87 5) which is detailed in 
the back-up sheets. Letters "a" to "g" are the responsibility 
areas laid out in the network that was given to the Commission 
some time ago. Essentially these are all the costs thru July 
1, 1980. He asked where the $13 million and $9 million figure 
breaks out. 

Peter Straus said the $13 million is the total, including 
operations expenses. For different types of activities staff 
attributed a different portion of the costs after N Line 
operations commenced to continuing startup as if not in full 
operation, and to operation of that revenue service. The 
difference between the $10 million and the $13 million is the 
portion attributed to operations through July 1, 1980. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if it would cost $3 million to operate 
only the N Line for 6 months. 

Mr. Straus replied, "Not strictly speaking . Staff is assigning 
$3 million of the total cost to N Line operations. That is a 
partial cost of maintenance, full cost for the operations, full 
cost of station agents at the downtown stations, a partial cost 
of station agents for training for phase 2. They are shared 
costs" . 

Mr, Sklar said it is going to cost $13 million to continue 
startup activities for a year. Included in that $13 million 
will be 6 months of N Line activities. It is not a fair 
assessment of N Line costs. 

Commissioner Sanger asked the projected incremental costs on 
an annual basis. That would imply $6 million a year, not 
including all the other lines, he said. 

Mr. Sklar said full subway operation is possible early next 
year as well as termination of all the PCC lines at Church and 
Duboce Streets. The other lines will be put on as fast as 
possible. Once the N Line is in operation, it may be possible 
to speed up the addition of other lines. There is no question 
it is going to cost a substantial amount to operate the N Line 
solely plus PCCs on the other 4 lines. Staff estimated there 
is probably a $5 million total increment between the cost of 
Muni Metro and PCC operations. 

Mr. Straus said there is a certain saving of employees that 
would be transferred from PCC to LRV functions when Muni is 
completely "out of the PCC business". 

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has gone on record by telling the Commission in its audit that 
this property had to be disposed of and developed, the 
Commission should write a letter to the Board of Supervisors 
outlining all the facts and explaining why it is impossible. 

President Pilcher requested that Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Utilities 
General Counsel, draft a letter to the Board of Supervisors, and 
send them a copy of the stipulated judgment. 

******** 

Resolution No. 7 9-0286 — Approving the expenditures, prepared and 
recommended by staff, and directing that all necessary actions 
be taken to secure funds for Muni Metro Startup, Fiscal Year 
1979-80. 

Summary is a budget constructed to conform to the O'Brien 
Krietzberg schedule activities necessary to get into Muni Metro 
operation next year. The amount to be approved now is the 
startup portion of the costs ($9,951,87 5) which is detailed in 
the back-up sheets. Letters "a" to "g" are the responsibility 
areas laid out in the network that was given to the Commission 
some time ago. Essentially these are all the costs thru July 
1, 1980. He asked where the $13 million and $9 million figure 
breaks out. 

Peter Straus said the $13 million is the total, including 
operations expenses. For different types of activities staff 
attributed a different portion of the costs after N Line 
operations commenced to continuing startup as if not in full 
operation, and to operation of that revenue service. The 
difference between the $10 million and the $13 million is the 
portion attributed to operations through July 1, 1980. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if it would cost $3 million to operate 
only the N Line for 6 months. 

Mr. Straus replied, "Not strictly speaking . Staff is assigning 
$3 million of the total cost to N Line operations. That is a 
partial cost of maintenance, full cost for the operations, full 
cost of station agents at the downtown stations, a partial cost 
of station agents for training for phase 2. They are shared 
costs" . 

Mr, Sklar said it is going to cost $13 million to continue 
startup activities for a year. Included in that $13 million 
will be 6 months of N Line activities. It is not a fair 
assessment of N Line costs. 

Commissioner Sanger asked the projected incremental costs on 
an annual basis. That would imply $6 million a year, not 
including all the other lines, he said. 

Mr. Sklar said full subway operation is possible early next 
year as well as termination of all the PCC lines at Church and 
Duboce Streets. The other lines will be put on as fast as 
possible. Once the N Line is in operation, it may be possible 
to speed up the addition of other lines. There is no question 
it is going to cost a substantial amount to operate the N Line 
solely plus PCCs on the other 4 lines. Staff estimated there 
is probably a $5 million total increment between the cost of 
Muni Metro and PCC operations. 

Mr. Straus said there is a certain saving of employees that 
would be transferred from PCC to LRV functions when Muni is 
completely "out of the PCC business". 

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Commissioner Sanger asked how Muni is going to hire the employees 
required and then taper off. 

Mr. Straus said there are temporary employments during the 
overlap period. 

Commissioner McCrea asked, "Where is the $3 million not covered 
by external funding?" 

Mr. Sklar said a supplemental appropriation is proposed early 
next year. It has been presented to the Board of Supervisors. 
It is staff's guess that revenues will be running higher; in 
fact, they are now running higher. 

It is hoped that when the fare increase occurs, the AB1107 money 
sitting in a "pot" building up will become available. Muni 
expects heavier revenues in the last half of this fiscal year 
than the $3 million in incremental costs. Mr. Sklar said Muni 
must not ask UMTA for operational money for that line. Staff 
tried to pull out all of those costs that were City's as opposed 
to UMTA's in the budget breakdown. The detailing is necessary 
for control of costs during this project; and for UMTA, as they 
are being asked to take on costs not usually accepted. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if staff proposes to set up a budget 
against which to control the costs. 

Mr. Sklar replied, "Yes". Staff will come back to the PUC for 
money to do that. Staff will be asked to come up with a way 
of doing it. Muni's accounting system is not capable of doing 
this type of cost control. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the Systems Safety Director is for 
the Muni Metro system or for the entire system. 

Mr. Sklar said the position is for Muni Metro for the first 
2 years. There may be some spillover and advantage to the 
Municipal Railway itself. This position has nothing to do with 
OSHA safety or with general working conditions safety. It has 
to do with operational safety for the underground railway signal 
control dispatching portion of the system. 

Commissioner Sanger asked what the positions are based on. 

Mr. Sklar said they are based on a structuring of the detailed 
tasks that need to be done, and an operational analysis of v/hat 
it will take to run the Muni Metro system. They were constructed 
by the various departments involved, and network by O'Brien 
Kreitzberg. 

Commissioner Sanger asked about the 12 transit service inspectors, 

Peter Straus said that has a history which goes back several 
years. The primary focus is activities at Embarcadero turnaround, 

Commissioner Sanger said that in looking at this it occurs to 

him that when it is brought to the Board of Supervisors there 

will be many questions such as, "How do you know this is the 
number you need?" 

Mr. Sklar said this budget is not a new one. There was an 
$8 million item pulled out of the basic budget. It was in the 
budget developed over the last 9 months by the Muni Metro Task 
Force. It is reconstituted now in more detail with positions 
tied to functions. 



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Commissioner Sanger said that if he votes for approval it will be 
with the understanding that he does not have any basis to know 
whether this is what is needed or not. He said it would be nice 
to see a comparison with an operating subway railway system, even 
Boston. 

Mr. Sklar said that this is the startup activity, and would have 
no relationship. 

Commissioner Sanger said gardeners and transit inspectors are 
not hired just for startup, and most of the positions are 
continuing. 

Commissioner Sanger said it would make him more comfortable to 
think that the structure and nature of the assignments and the 
general level of personnel had been checked against other compara- 
ble systems. 

Mr. Straus said vehicle maintenance lends itself most to that 
approach. Vehicle maintenance in the document does represent 
staff's assessments of Boston's procedures- and staff can learn 
from the experience that has been incorporated. 

Commissioner Seinger asked eibout station management and maintenance 
and operations . 

Mr. Straus said the station management function is "based somewhat" 
on discussions with BART when the numbers were prepared. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if UTDC has made recommendations about 
Muni Metro maintenance, and if it is consistent with their report. 

Mr. Sklar said, "Only on the equipment maintenance portion". 
He said the biggest chunk of that is spare parts purchases. 

Commissioner McCrea said this proposal would be strengthened by 
having an analysis tacked on the front of it which says that 
the vehicle maintenance portion of this is consistent with the 
recommendation of UTDC, and that the station maintenance compares 
with BART in the following ways. This would lend some credi- 
bility and independent verification to Muni's projections. 

Mr. Green said this would be easy to do because at budget time 
last year Muni staff asked Mr. Warren Bartram of UTDC to look 
at Muni's budget proposals. He spent about a week, and adjust- 
ments were made in the budget to comform with his recommendations. 

President Pilcher questioned $3 5,000 for luiiforms for 96 station 
agents and supervisors — 2 uniforms per employee, according to 
Commissioner Sanger. 

Mr. Green said specifications were to go to bid July 13, 1979. 

Commissioner McCrea moved approval of the item subject to the 
condition that cover explanation, comparison, and justification 
be provided when it is sent to the Board of Supervisors. 
Commissioner Sanger seconded this motion, which was unanimously 
adopted . 

Resolution No. 7 9-0287 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute Modification No. 4 to develop training 
programs for subway operation under the Agreement with the Urban 
Transportation Development Corporation, Ltd.; and authorizing 
the Project Director to take necessary actions to carry out the 
terms of this Modification. 

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President Pilcher asked if this is an extension of UTDC's contract. 

Mr. Sklar replied it is in a whole new area. He said trainina 
of LRV operators and station agents ia suspended, UTDC has done a 
magnificent job in implementing Muni's maintenance program. While 
the firm is here, at a relatively small cost of $105,000 they 
will undertake the design and construction of the training pro- 
gram. This program will train operators for a $300 million 
system. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if it is more convenient to use a firm 
already here, and Mr. Sklar replied that UTDC are total transit 
system consultants. They work in operations, scheduling and 
financial systems aa well as maintenance. He said the resident 
manager will continue to work, and people brought in will be 
training operators. 

President Pilcher said she met some of the UTDC people in Toronto, 
and has some concerns. This group supposedly comes from within 
the management of one organization, and all of a sudden they are 
doing jobs all over the world. She said she understands they 
are now hiring many new people who do not work for that system. 

Mr. Sklar said implementation people who write the papers and come 
to San Francisco to do the checking and control work are staff 
people. Everything is structured by management personnel at 
the various transit properties that UTDC contracts with. Advice 
as to what a maintenance system should look like came from senior 
officials at the other systems. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that the vast bulk of person days 
is from the highest level. 

Mr. Sklar said that is correct, because they will be asked to 
design cind structure a system, not to carry out the classroom 
work. Muni will use its own teachers. UTDC will put together 
manuals, training progrcuns, curriculums, courses of instruction, 
and testing mechanisms. 

Commissioner Flynn said he has been one of the greatest opponents 
of UTDC since it has been in San Francisco. He said he will 
vote for the item, but that the statements concerning the firm's 
expertise is as far from the truth as possible. Muni was the 
first contract UTDC ever had. He said, however, that UTDC has 
done a good job for Muni, but had no background when it came to 
San Francisco. When the firm obtained some additional work from 
the PUC it was on the strength that they would go out and hire 
people to do the work because they did not have the staff. 

Mr. Sklar stated that he measures results, which are very good. 

Commissioner Flynn said it is fair to measure results, but 
the background information was not accurate. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that over the long term the 
Commisaion will wish to continue to hire consultants. He asked 
Mr. Sklar to develop over the next two months a list of con- 
sultants other than UTDC who might be able to do this type of 
work. 



DISCUSSION OF CAPITAL PROGRAM 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar 
stated that staff informed the Board of Supervisors that the 
PUC would not spend or apply for any more money for the cable car 
extension to Fisherman's Wharf until a decision was made by the 

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forward. He said this item is about 1996 on the priority list. 

Conunissioner McCrea said he would feel more comfortable 
discussing the list after he has had an opportunity to study 
it. 

Mr. Sklar explained the format, stating that the breakdown is 
in three categories — fixed guideways, motor coach, and joint/ 
general. The fixed guideway category includes Muni Metro, PCCs, 
trolley coaches, and cable cars. The reason for this is that 
UMTA will provide funds in these categories. In the fixed 
guideways section there is a series of projects prioritized 
within the category and prioritized within the total system. 
Since there are only ten projects in the motor coach category 
they have been lumped together. The joint/general priority 
projects can be spread back and forth between rail and motor 
coach. 

Commissioner McCrea asked how Forest Hill Station could be 
rebuilt for $11 million less than was approved. 

Mr. Sklar replied that it seems Muni will run out of money, and 
it is a low priority item. A full job will be done on the 
station around 198 6. He said he asked staff if there was 
anything that could be done to make the station usable short 
of full renovation, 

Mr. Rino Bei, Transit Improvement Program Manager, came back 
with a progreim costing about $3 million which would make it 
usable and functional station without spending an extra $10 
million. 

That includes escalator, elevator improvemen-ts , some station 
improvements, but essentially working around the same structural 
mode. 

Mr. Sklar said the entire program must be approved by the 
Commission. He said the document presented states the 
operational priorities. 

Mr. Lynr. Pio, Transit Environmental Coordinator, said the 
priorities were essentially recommended by the planning staff 
of the Municipal Railway, and reviewed by a committee. The 
rationale for the priorities, or one of them, was to maintain 
the existing system of operation, including Muni Metro and the 
PCCs, and that is one of the reasons Geneva Division Maintenance 
is top priority. The next priority was improvements that would 
improve service, such as electrification of motor coach lines. 
Finally, there are administrative items such as office building. 
Mr. Pio commented that Mr. Darcy Coles of the planning staff 
did a great deal of work. 

Mr. Sklar commented that the priority scheme involved the 
planning staff, Lynn Pio, Dr. Christensen, himself, Rino Bei, 
and Darcy Coles. 

Commissioner McCrea said this is one of the best jobs he has 
seen from staff; and it points up the fact that a capital program 
is necessary. 

President Pilcher directed that a discussion of the capital 
program be calendared as the last item on the agenda for the 
PUC meeting of July 24, 1979. 

Mr. Sklar commented that the LRV update and the capital program 
are both lengthy non-voting type matters. 

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BART has already requested almost $13 million. 

Muni has "nothing on the table" except the TOP program which has 
already been submitted, but which is now included in the revised 
categories. He said it is urgent that something be submitted 
for consideration. 

Commissioner Sanger asked about the situation with respect to 
the new California money. 

Dr. Christensen said it is his understanding that the fund that 
will be available under SB620 will probably go for operations, 
not capital programs. He said $2.1 million can be claimed as 
allocable to San Francisco, and San Francisco would share with 
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years. 

Mr. Sklar said that copies of the Municipal Railway Proposed 
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THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4; 25 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
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•«S=- PUBLIC UTILITIES COtMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 
Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
-S^ July 24, 197 9 

COMMISSIONERS 
Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice-President 
H. Welton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M, Sanger 



AUG 24 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
S.F. PUBLIC LIBR,^Ry 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



Richard Sklar 

GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call To Order: 2:28 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners H. Welton Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr., 
John M. Sanger; Commissioner Henning arrived at 2:32 P.M. 

The minutes of the special meeting of July 3, 1979, were approved. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of July 10, 1979, were approved. 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0289 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 582- 

South Van Ness Avenue, Sixteenth to Army Street, 
South Van Ness to Mission, Underground Duct 
System. Estimated Cost: $504,000 (Power 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0290 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 571- M Streetcar Line 
Extension, Trolley Overhead Construction and 
Feeder Undergrounding- to Abbett Electric 
Corporation, San Francisco, California in the 
net amount of $230,256. (Power Improvement 
Program/Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0291 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 54 5- Outer Mission 
Substation, Install Auxiliary Equipment- to 
Abbett Electric Corporation, San Francisco, 
California in the amount of $37,600. (Power 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0292 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under HH Contract No. 532, N Line Streetcar 
Overhead System, Conversion for Pantograph 
Operation and Sunset Tunnel Electrification; 
approving credit modification of $1,260.98; 
and authorizing final payment of $67,248.99 
to Amelco Electric, Contractor. (Power Im- 
provement Program/Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

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On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0293 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1772- 18 Inch Steel 
Main Installation in Clarendon Avenue and 
Laguna Honda Boulevard- to W.R. Thomason, Inc., 
Martinea, California in the net amount of 
$257,505. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0294 W Approving collection of Water Department 

claims for damages against miscellaneous debtors 
in the amount of $11,608,15, month of June, 1979, 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0295 M Approving modification in the debit amount of 

$5,388 to provide funds for the installation of 
platform extensions at West Portal Station, 
under Contract No. MR- 64 6 R- Market Street 
Subway, Subway Platform Extensions. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0296 M Rejecting all bids received for Contract No. 
MR-660R- Furnish and Install Metro Agent's 
Booth and Related Systems; Install Fare 
Collection System? and directing the Municipal 
Railway to readvertise for bids. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0297 M Approving cancellation and write-off of un- 
collectible accounts receivable more than 
90 days past due, amount $782.35; and 
approving compromise and collection of 
Municipal Railway claims for damages against 
miscellaneous debtors, amount $14,358.12, 
month of June, 197 9. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0298 M Approving payment of claims, amount $86,880.01 
from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month 
of June, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
Sanger 

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following resolution was adopted: 

Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $98,450.00 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
Sanger 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$4,110, to provide funds for supervisorial 
differential adjustments, effective July 1, 
1978 for positions 7225 Transit Paint Super- 
visor I and 7212 Equipment Supervisor, in 
compliance with the Salary Standardization 
Ordinance. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher , McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Opposing federal classification of the Tuolumne 
River as a "wild and scenic" or recreational 
river below Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; and urging 
Congress to take jurisdiction specifically 
over the Tuolumne River until such time as 
Congress has determined that the national 
interest would be best served by development 
of the River, and the proposed Tuolumne Ri/er 
development has been demonstrated to meet all 
the necessary environmental and engineering 
requirements. 

Vote: A.yes-Pilcher , McCrea, Flynn, Henniig 
No- Sanger 

On fhotion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Rejecting all bids received for Water Department 
Contract No. 17 65- 8 Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Front Street, Market to Clay 
Streets; an4 directing the Water Department 
to investigate working conditions and if 
necessary modify plans and specifications and 
readvertise for bids. 

Vote: Ayes-Piicher, McCrea, Flynn, Henaing 

Sanger 
On motion of Sarger, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Authorizing the General Manager and Chief 
Engineer of the Water Department to execute a 
revocable land use permit to W. Hoi lis Cooper 
for Christmas tree sales purposes from November 
15th through December 3l3t of each year for 
certain Water Department property located in 
the City and County of San Francisco, at an 
annual seasonal permit fee of $4,000, further 
subject to permit fee review and adjustment 
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Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
Sanger 

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following resolution was adopted: 

79-0303 W Authorizing the General Manager and Chief 

Engineer of the Water Department to execute 
a revocable land use permit to Jerry Klima, Jr. 
for Christmas tree sales and open air sales 
purposes for certain Water Department property 
located in the City and County of San Francisco 
commencing August 1, 197 9, at a monthly permit 
fee of $250, and further subject to permit fee 
review and adjustment every 3 years if not 
sooner revoked. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 
Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0304 M Approving plans and specifications titled: Carl 

Cole Muni Park Reconstruction RP 803 for develop- 
ment of Lot No. 5 Block No. 1268 commonly known 
as the Municipal Railway property surrounding the 
West Portal of the Sunset Tunnel; and directing 
staff to issue a revocable permit to the Depart- 
ment of Public Works for construction of such a 
park; and authorizing public use of this property 
for park purposes. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCiea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0305 GO Approving appropriation of monies necessary to 
implement the provisions of the Mayor's Emer- 
gency Proclamation of May 21, 197 9; and directing 
the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
submit required supplemental appropriation re- 
quests to effect pay raises legally payable to 
employees of the Public Utilities Commission 
for the period December 1, 1978 through June 30, 
1979. 

vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning, 
Sanger 



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California IJighv/ay Patrol Safety Inspection of liuni Buses 

Mr. Sklar reported that the California Highway Patrol has upgraded 
Muni's overall maintenance rating from "C" to "B", Muni is now 
in the satisfactory category for the first time in years. 

Minority Business Participation 

Mr. Sklar suggested that the last quarterly report by Mr. George 
L. Newkirk, Contracts Compliance Officer, be available to the 
Commission for the next 2 or 3 weeks. If the Commission wishes 
diecussion on the report, staff will place the item on the PUC 
agenda for August 14, 1979. 

Driver Availability 

Driver availability is needed to match vehicle availability. Staff 
and the TWU are working together through a series of meetings at 
each of the divisions to attack 3 major problems — the driver who 
chooses not to come to work an inordinate number of times; drivers 
carried on the rolls although they are on Icng tern industrial 
disability or sick leave; and questions of flexibility and work 
scheduling. 

Trolley Coach Rebuild Program 

Muni will be examining two types of hardware for the rebuild of 
the trolley coach system. Ohio Brass, the supplier for many 
years, has not kept up with technology, while the "Europeans 
have raced ahead". 

Southern Pacific Railway 

Mr, Leonard Snaider, Deputy City Attorney, dealing with problems 
concerning Southern Pacific reported today on the status of the 
legal, legislative and public relations aspects of this matter. 
An administrative judge of the Interstate Commerce Commission 
has ruled that Southern Pacific can abandon its service. Staff 
disagrees with this ruling, which will coma before the ICC 
within the next 2 months. Staff will be vigorous participants 
in endeavoring to get the ICC to understand what the President 
said; that is, that transit activities can not be abandoned and 
save energy. 

Muni will be joining with SeimTrans and Santa Clara Transit in 
this endeavor at the ICC level, and to the courts if necessary. 
Muni is also negotiating with Southern Pacific, along with 
SamTrans and Santa Clara, on the maintenance of service and 
subsidies for same. The last proposal put forth by the S.P. 
"hours after the administrative judge's ruling was "absurd" . Along 
with SamTrans and Santa Clara, Muni has presented an alternative 
proposal to the S.P. in the hope of maintaining service at a 
reasonable cost allocation among public and private sectors. 

City-wide Retroactive Pay 

Mr. Sklar said a pro forma supplemental appropriation for funds 
the Controller needs for Public Utilities has been prepared so 
funds will be available. Monies were set aside by the Controller 
City -wide in last year's City surplus. 



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Tuolumne River Classification 

Mr. Sklar stated staff did not participate in preparation of a 
Chronicle editorial urging the PUC to act in a particular manner, 
Mr. Sklar said it is not his practice, nor will it be, to 
attempt to lobby issues before the Coinmission in the media. Once 
the Commission establishes a position, Mr. Sklar said he will 
work with the media. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 
Transport Workers Union Trust Fun"d 

President. Pilcher commented that at the PUC meeting of July 10, 
1979, the concensus was that the Commission should have appointees 
who are responsive to the Commission in reporting to the Commis- 
sion and attending meetings. For that reason, with thanks and 
appreciation, the Commission is sending letters to Messrs., 
Carroll and Buckley informing them that their appointments are 
terminated . 

Also, it was brought to the Commission's attention that there had 
been allegations regarding the Trust Fund Board. These allega- 
tions were referred to the District Attorney, who is investiga- 
ting, but does not have any substantiation of the allegations 
at this time. 

These two matters are not related, but the Commission wishes the 
public to know that it is aware of the actions taking place. 

Minority Business Enterprise Report 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn requested that the report recently 
distributed to the Commission be scheduled for discussion at the 
PUC meeting of August 14, 197 9, 

PUC Rules of Order 

Commissioner Peter McCrea stated that several months ago he and 
Commissioner Flynn were designated as a coira-aittee to recommend 
changes in the Rules of Order of the PUC, v;ith respect to 
executive session announcements and public participation. With 
the aid of McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, two 
amendments have been drafted. One of them is an addition to Rule 
11, and says "the Commission may, with appropriate notice, meet 
in executive session to consider and act upon matters authorized 
by Charter Section 3.5F and the Ralph H. Brown Act (Government 
Code Section 54950 etc) . At such executive sessions the Vice- 
President shall record any decisions made in the executive session, 
Any decisions made shall be announced at the next regular meeting 
of the Commission" . 

Commissioner McCrea said the Commission has been following this 
practice. The amendment will benefit future Commissions. The 
other amendment has to do with public participation, and would 
replace Rule 18 as now written, as follows: "The privilege of 
the floor shall be granted to any member of the public or 
officers of the City and County of San Francisco, or their duly 
authorized representatives, for the purpose of coirjnenting on 
any question before the Commission. The presiding officer shall 
be the judge of the pertinence of such comments, and have the 
power to limit this privilege if in the presiding officer's 
opinion the comments are not pertinent to the question before 
the Commission or the comments are merely reiterative of points 
made by previous speakers. The presiding officer may limit to 
3 minutes the time allotted to each speaker, provided, however, 
that the tiiae may bo extuiidcc with the consent of at least 3 
Commissioners". 

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Commissioner McCrea requested that the amendments be calendared 
for the PUC meeting of August 14, 1979. 

Commissioner John M. Sanger said a provision for automatic 
rotation of officers had been discussed, and asked if this could 
also be considered, to which Commissioner McCrea agreed. 

********* 

Resolution No. 79-0304 — Approving plains and specifications titledj 
Carl Cole Mini Park Reconstruction RP 8 03 for development of Lot 
No. 5 Block No. 1268 commonly known as the Municipal Railway 
property surrounding the West Portal of the Sunset Tunnel; and 
dii'ecting staff to issue a revocable permit to the Department of 
Public Works for construction of such a park; and authorizing 
public use of this property for park purposes. 

This item was taken out of order. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated 
that this is an extension of .a small park west of the Sunset 
Tunnel, and offers no problems to Muni. He said, however, that 
gardening should be done by the Recreation and Park Department, 
as is done in other parks. 

Resolution No. 79-0296 — Rejecting all bids received for Contract 
No. MR-660R- Furnish and Install Metro Agent's Booth and Related 
Systems; Install Fare Collection System- and directing the 
Municipal Railway to readvertise for bids. 

At the suggestion of McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, 
this item was removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

Mr. Dow recommended that all bids be rejected, and that the 
contract be readvertised because of defects in the low bid. 

President Pilcher said that recognizing the necessity for having 
contracts meet the MBE and affirmative action requirements, this 
contract should be rebid. On motion of Corronissioner Flynn, 
seconded by Commissioner McCrea, the Commission voted unanimously 
to reject all bids received and to rebid the contract. 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0300 — Opposing federal classification of the 
Tuolumne River as a "wild and scenic" or recreational river 
below Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; and urging Congress to take 
jurisdiction specifically over the Tuolumne River until such 
time as Congress has determined that the national interest v-70uld 
be best served by development of the River, and the proposed 
Tuolumne River development has been demonstrated to meet all 
the necessary environmental and engineering requirements. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the reason for bringing this matter before 
the PUC now is the up-coming hearings by the Federal government 
on the question of the status of the Tuolumne River. It is 
felt that the Commission, as an interested party, should be 
prepared to testify, and staff needs to know the position of the 
Commission, 

Commissioner Sanger asked to whom notice was sent that this 
matter would be on the calendar today. 

Mr. Sklar replied that notice was sent to the regular list of 
people who receive calendars. 

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Cominissioner Sanger commented that the Commission has made 
commitments in the past to give adequate notice to everyone 
interested in the Tuolumne River, particularly people who are 
outside the City. 

He said he found out about thia item on Friday, and it is not 
appropriate for the PUC to act on the issue today. He said a 
discussion should be held since many people have made a major 
effort to attend in order to speak to the matter. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Ms. Romaine 
A. Smith, said the list of parties to whom calendars are 
regularly sent includes Friends of the Earth, Friends of the 
River, the Sierra Club and in some cases more than one person 
belonging to an organization receives calendars regularly. 
Calendars are mailed on Friday, she said. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hatch Hetchy System, explained 
that the long awaited report on the wild and scenic status of 
the River has been released to the public subsequent to the PUC 
meeting of July 10, 197 9. Staff was only able to prepare a 
resolution for the calendar this past Thursday. There is urgency 
because public hearings have been set in Sonora for August 4, 
in Modesto August 6, in San Francisco August 9, and in Oakland 
on August 11, 1979, All of these meetings precede the next 
scheduled meeting of the PUC, and it is necessary for the Commission 
to establish a position for staff guidance. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that written comments may be sent 
in response to this study by September 15, 1979. He said he 
does not see a problem witn the Commission taking action at a 
later date which would permit sending a written response. 

Mr. Sklar said an agency as vitally concerned as the Commission 
should present oral testimony at the hearing. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that the PUC is being "pushed into 
something" by the National Park Service. 

I4r. Moore explained that San Francisco, together with the Turlock 
and Modesto Irrigation Districts, have a pending application 
before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a development 
project on the Tuolumne River. 

The Wild and Scenic Study Report considers several alternatives, 
including the alternative of development. The report makes no 
recommendation, but does list as a preferred alternative 
designation of the River from its source on Mt. Lyell to Don 
Pedro Reservoir as either a wild and scenic or recreational 
river. Such a designation would bar any further development on 
the River, and would bar the project for which the City has 
filed. Therefore, it is necessary for the Commission to take 
some further position now with respect to the Wild and Scenic 
River Study. He recommended that the PUC oppose designation of 
the River at this time. The reasons for doing so, he said, are 
as persuasive now as those given prior to the filing of the pre- 
liminary permit, and perhaps even more so. 

The project has the capability of producing hydroelectric 
energy of a capacity of 400 megawatts, with an average annual 
energy production of over 800,000,000 kilowatt hours, which is 
sufficient energy to provide the complete needs of 8 0,000 four- 
person households. This is at a time when energy is of prime 
concern not only in San Francisco and California, but in the 
nation. The production of the proposed hydroelectric development 
would be roughly equivalent to 1-1/4 million barrels of oil 
annually. In California, at the present time, almost all pro- 
posed development for steam generation is at a stand-still. 

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It is generally conceded that California wishes no nuclear 
powpr plants. California has as much trouble obtaining oil for 
oil-tired power plants as the rest of the country. Some 
agencies in California are considering coal plants, but it is 
generally conceded that Califorpia' s clean air requirements 
would nearly prohibit any form of coal-fired steam power 
generation. This leaves ^'i:ry few viable alternatives to meet 
power requirements in the future. 

Within the past fcv, weeks the feasibility report has been updated 
by R.W. Beck Company. The results show that benefits flov;ing to 
the 3 agencie- in terms of hydroelectric power either for con- 
sumption wi -.hin those agencies or distribution to other parts of 
Californi.- would be $28 to $36 million annually. San Francisco's 
share wculd be 50 percent. 

Mr. Moore said he recognizes that there are other values on the 
River, but at this point it is important to indicate to Congress 
that San Francisco opposes designation of the River until 
further studies have been completed. If this is not done 
development will foreclosed. 

Responding to President Pilcher, Mr. Sklar explained that the 
resolution states that the Commission recognizes that Congress 
has the right in the national interest to make a determination 
as to hov/ the nation's rivers will ultimately be us^d. and what 
protections will take place. The resolution does not say there 
will be no v^rild and scenic river ever. The resolution prohibits 
San Francisco from any development on the River until Congress 
makes a decision. He said there are some alternatives to 
immediate development of power, conservation being the most 
possible one. He said the idea that this country is "going 
to turn around" and conserve all the energy it needs so that 
no new facilities are necessary is a "pipe dream". The loss of 
a river would be regrettable. 

"The continued building of nuclear power plants with their 
attendant v/astes and dangers V70uld be insane and suicidal. The 
resolution is asking Congress to sit on this for a V7hile, keeo 
options open, let the debate continue, let all the projects be 
laid out with all the impacts, and let Congress at some future 
time, based upon future energy needs, decide hov; this River 
shall be used". 

Commissioner McCrea asked if Hetch Hetchy is pursuing other 
development alternatives on the River besides Wards Ferry and 
Clavey, and Mr. Moore answered, "Yes". 

Commissioner Sanger referred to the economic development 
accounting in the report. 

Mr. Moore stated that the figures have been updated and are no 
longer current. 

Commissioner Sanger said he is not too concerned with the actual 
numbers, but with the relative effects of different alternatives. 
There are 5 alternatives explored in the report for designation 
of different segments of the river for different purposes. He 
said V7ards Ferry Project is shown as less than 3 percent of 
the total. He said it would seem that the Conmission could 
reach more refined position than the one taken in the resolution 
with respect to discrimination regarding various options 
available or that should be available. He said it has been clear 
for a long time that Wards Ferry has no benefit that would justify 
its construction without considering the loss in values associated 
with recreation and scenic value and wilderness value. 

Mr. Moore said he does not necessarily agree, and staff is not 
asking the Commission to make that decision at this time. 



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Commissioner Sanger said he is talking about economic justifications 
for pursuing the project, 

Mr. Moore said that may also change. There are two things in- 
volved in Wards-Ferry — development of a potential domestic 
water supply for part of Tuolumne County, and some hydroelectric 
development. 

President Pilcher opened the meeting to the public. She said 
speakers would be limited to 3 minutes per individual, and 5 
minutes per group. Since 18 people signed cards to speak she 
asked that comments not be repeated . 

Mr. John McMahon, representing Operating Engineers Local 3, 
supported staff's recommendation. 

Mr. Alvin Greenberg, representing Sierra Club River Touring 
Section, said that due to the inadequate notice, most of his 
organization's speakers, who have a great deal of expertise on 
the subject, could not attend today's meeting. 

He urged the Commissiwn to take action after the public hearings, 
and really hear what the people have to say. He said he disa- 
grees with the statement in the proposed resolution that the 
Tuolumne River is capable of generating large amounts of hydro- 
electric power. 

He said the proposed projects would supply intermittent peaking 
power, and would not supply households, but would supply air 
conditioners in Modesto and Turlock, irrigation pumps in the 
San Joaquin Valley, and San Francisco with some money-perhaps 
only $4-1/2 million. He said President Carter has called for 
energy independence and for reduction of American dependence 
on foreign energy supplies, the President also stated that the 
environment will not be neglected, but will be protected. 

The proposed project would save less than 4,000 barrels of oil 
per day, which is .03 percent of the total oil imported into the 
country. He asked that the PUC consider an innovative and rigo- 
rous conservation prograim in San Francisco, which the late Mayor 
George R. Moscone mandated as being necessary before any addi- 
tional power sources were developed. 

He said the economic well being of the State and Nation would 
not be served by developing the River. The Wild River Report, he 
said, stated that the national and State benefits would be a 
negative $7,000 a year if the projects were to be built. 

He said the statement that there remains an extraordinary hydro- 
electric potential on the River is incorrect. Secretary of the 
Interior Cecil Andrus has stated that the best hydro sites in 
the western U.S. have already been taken. Mr. Greenberg advo- 
cated energy conservation and solar energy. 

Mr. Mark Dubois of Friends of the River, speaking as an individual 
said that 59 percent of the people in San Francisco voted to 
protect the Stanislaus River. He said 20 or 4 years ago dam 
building looked "like a great idea". 

He said the Corps of Engineers can not get into the creativity 
of looking at alternatives euch as conservation. He said over 
50 percent of the energy is wasted in the United States. He 
said protecting the River for the next 50 years in a wild and 
scenic river status leaves options open for the future. Allowing 
the river to be destroyed now takes away options for the future. 
He advocated a wild and scenic river status. 

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Mr. Bob Melville, said it is essential that oeople develop an 
attitude of conservation, not just for resource9,but as a life 
style. He said the Tuolumne is the last of its quality in 
California, and to destroy it would be an absolute crime. He 
spoke in favor of wild and scenic protection of the Tuolumne 
River . 

Mr. Joseph A. Daly, representing ECHO: The Wilderness Company, 
stated that national priorities are shifting, and the PUC can 
no longer view its job as one of promoting energy consumption. 
Instead, the public must be instilled with a sense of energy 
conservation. The President said, "Every act of conservation 
is an act of partriotism" . This is the nation that started 
national parks. In 1968 the U.S. Congress extended this concept 
of privileged lands with the creation of a national wild and 
scenic river system. It became national policy that certain 
sections of rivers which with their immediate environments 
possess outstanding remarkable scenic, recreational, geological, 
fish and wildlife, historic, cultural and other similar values 
shall be preserved in their free flowing condition, and that 
they and their immediate environments shall be protected for the 
benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

He said he would hate to think that the PUC is the group which 
raped the river to reap a profit. 

Mr. Lawrence Camp invited everyone to a river rafting trip on 
the Tuolumne River, particularly Clavey Falls. Hydroelectric 
power has an appeal on the surface, but stands to destroy a 
beauteous deep canyan. Nature's domain is a non-replaceable 
resource, tie said people are too willing to bend to industrial 
interests which need large expenditures of capital to justify 
rate increases and profits rather than be realistic and find 
non-damaging and non-threatening means to produce needed power. 

Mr. Paul Burt said books have been written about the great 
rivers of America, and the Tuolumne is almost always mentioned, 
particularly Clavey Falls. He said it would be worse than 
criminal for this wild and scenic river to be lost to California 
and the nation. If increased usage of power is continued sooner 
or later the nation will run out of rivers. It is better to look 
for an alternative now. 

Ms. Catherine Rotta, a graduate student of architecture at the 
University of California, said national resources should continue 
to be conserved, and people do not need to waste as much as is 
being wasted now. 

Ms. Monte Near said she was speaking for a group of teen-agers who 
are concerned that there will not be any rivers left. Many 
thousands of young people are very interested she said. 

Mr. Dick Roos-Collins, representing Friends of the River, said he 
is interested in the economic aspects of the project, and 
questioned accounting assumptions. He said conservation is not 
a pipe dream. The National Academy of Scientists has estimated 
that 3 5 percent growth in the nation could be accommodated by 
the year 2010 by not developing any more power plants, but by 
means of conservation. The State Energy Commission has estimated 
that between 15 and 30 billion kilowatt hours per year could be 
saved in the State by conservation, and has estimated that conserva- 
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said there are 6,000 miles of rivers in California, but less than 
50 miles of wild and scenic rivers on the upper Feather River and 
the Tuolumne. Both of these are in the Sierra Nevada mountains, 
and accessible to a large number of people in urban areas. There 
are a few rivers in the scenic system up on the north coast. He 
asked that the PUC not oppose designation of the Tuolumne as a 
wild and scenic river. 

Mr. Drew Dougherty said he has rafted and kayaked and camped 
on the Tuolumne River and it should be preserved if at all 
possible. He advocated a comprehensive plan, including simple 
conservation, with conservation instead of the Clavey-Wards 
Project, the Tuolumne River could be a show case example of 
balancing resource development with preservation of the outstanding 
value of its natural state. A piece-meal plcm for energy would 
be a waste. Should it ever become necessary to use further the 
power of the Tuolumne, even with conservation. Congress can 
rescind wild and scenic status. 

Mr. Bob Barnes spoke in opposition to any construction on the 
Tuolumne River, and said that conservation is not a pipe dream. 

Mr. John Holtzclaw, representing the Sierra Club Bay Chapter 
and Friends of the Earth, protested how rapidly this matter is 
being "rushed through". He said a trip do\^m the river drains 
away the tensions, and is something everyone needs, and that 
wild rivers are a diminishing resource in this area. He said 
a report released in April to the Joint Economic Committee 
of Congress estimates that conservation and the development of 
renewable resources like the sun will create 2,900,000 jobs 
for the year 2000. 

Mr. Larry Orman said the Tuolumne River is a unique important 
national resource. He urged that the Commission not decide on 
the proposed resolution, but let Congress make the decision. 

Mr. Don Briggs showed the Commission toilet and shower restic- 
tors. He said if everyone would use these it would save 
energy equivalent to 11 million barrels of oil a year. 

Mr. Phillip Wallin said he is with the Trust for Public 
Land in San Francisco, but spoke for himself. He said the 
motivation for the proposal seems to be money, but the City 
and culture is not so poor that it has to sell its cathedrals 
for firewood. He said he does not understand why energy conser- 
vation frightens people so, and that it is the most cost effective 
approach. 

Ms. Harriet Hunt- no response. 

Mr. Mark J. Palmer, representing Endangered Species Committee 
of California, said it is becoming more clear that the Tuolumne 
River will not have a dam on it, and urged that the Commission 
keep that in mind. 

Mr. Howard Levitt, said he was present as a taxpayer of the 
City and County of San Francisco. He said he lives in San 
Francisco because it has a body politic which tends to support 
environmental preservation. He said there are a number of 
options to destruction of the Tuolumne River Canyon, and urged 
the Commission to defeat the proposed resolution. 

Mr. Mark O'Shea opposed river development, and said it is hard 
to have the attention of the Commission on what is actually 
going on. 

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Mr. Sklar said he is an absolute believer in conservation and 
loves the River, The proposed resolution does not say to 
build a dam. It says that this Commission is not prepared at 
this point to do anything but ask Congress to not lock out a 
decision for all time as to what should happen with the River. 
Wild and endangered status is very irreversible. The resolution 
asks that the river be left as an open question for ultimate 
determination by Congress. 

Commissioner Sanger said he disagreed, and asked what method 
is being proposed other than designation as a wild and scenic 
river if Congress is to retain jurisdiction, 

Mr. Sklar replied that Congress can make a determination to 
have veto power on any energy project. 

Commissioner McCrea said that decision should be made when 
all the facts are known, and not based now on an obviously 
incomplete analysis of what the potential is. 

Mr. Sklar added that in 5 or 7 years it will be determined 
whether this country is serious about energy conservation, a 
new style of life, and a slowing down of economic growth. If 
the country is not serious about it, and is presented with a 
nuclear or hydroelectric alternative, he does not want the 
hydroelectric alternative foreclcsed. 

President Pilcher commented that with zero population growth 
the population is going to be increasing by vast numbers by 
the year 2000, so even with conservation and an individual 
savings by every person there will be more people. 

Mr. Moore stated that the current rate of growth in California 
is about 500,000 people annually. 

Commissioner McCrea said he has a problem with the proposed 
resolution as written, specifically referring to the Clavey- 
Wards Ferry Project, particularly the Wards Ferry piece of it. 
He suggested modifying the resolution to delete references to 
Clavey-Wards Ferry, and discuss instead the fact that there 
are projects under study which would enhance the hydroelectric 
and water storage capability of the River, He presented his 
proposed modifications to the Commission. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why water storage should be included, 
and Commissioner McCrea replied that there may be projects which 
add water storage on the river. He said the expansion of 
Mountain Tunnel would add water storage capability to the City. 

Commissioner Sanger said the proposed cunendments would broaden 
the scope of the potential projects. 

Commissioner McCrea said the proposed amendments do not get 
the resolution tied up specifically with two projects, at least 
one of which is of questionable value. He added that the debate 
focused specifically on those two projects ^ which is not the 
intent of the resolut.l '.-.-.. "ih-^. io.tont is tc kto? the options 
open until studies ct.n bo mado o<: the River in light of the 
current energy and environmental situation. 

Commissioner Sanger said there is a statement in the resolution 
which is not borne out by the study — that wild and scenic 
classification would foreclose permanetly any future development 
of the Tuolumne hydroelectric potential. There are 3 alternatives 
in the report that would retain potential for further develop- 
ment of hydroelectric potential, but not necessarily the Clavey- 
Wards Ferry projects. Also, he said, there is nothing that does 
anything permanently. 

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He asked Mr. Moore if he had analyzed the impact of any of the 
alternatives in this report on the mountain power tunnel 
potential enlargement, on the possibility of raising O'Shaugh- 
nessy Dam, on the Clavey Project, There are 5 alternatives, 
he said . 

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of a different part of the River, either as wild and scenic 
or recreational. Any designation would tie up that part of the 
River, and keep that part of the River in its present status for 
1/2 mile either side of the River. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if all of the potential power sources 
would produce intermittent peaking power, 

Mr. Moore replied that any peaking plant can be also operated 
as a base load plant. 

Commissioner Henning, moved, and Commissioner Flynn seconded 
adoption of the proposed amendments to the resolution. All 
Commissioners voted "aye" except Commissioner Sanger, who voted 
"no" . 

Commissioner Sanger moved a second amendment to the resolution — 
that the last resolved clause be re-stated to say that the "City 
and County of San Francisco PUC urges Congress to take juris- 
diction specifically over the Tuolumne River until such time 

as Congress has determined that the national interest ". 

Commissioner Henning seconded the motion, which was unanimously 
passed by the Commission, 

Commissioner Sanger said that some day he could favor some 
additional hydroelectric generation on this River. He said 
he has become convinced over the last several years that there 
is only one way to promote conservation of anything, and that 
is to establish limits on the possibilities that exist for 
continuing to exploit resources. He said declaring the Tuolumne 
a wild and scenic river would be the best way to preserve the 
potential in the distant future for using it as an energy re- 
source. 

Commissioner McCrea moved adoption of the resolution with 
amendments, and Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion. All 
Commissioners voted "aye" except Commissioner Sanger, who voted 
"no", 

********** 

ITEM NO. 12 — Preeontation on Status of Muni Metro Implementation, 

4:25 P.M. Commissioner Henning was excused from the meeting. 

Mr. Farrel Schell, Director, Muni Mstro Task Force, made a 
brief presentation with the air', cf slides. He explained that 
Muni is using the schedule, and that the O'Brien Kreitzberg work 
did identify and confirm that Muni could not expect to start 
the N Line until January, 1980. Since then several items have 
appeared and action has been taken to correct these so that 
they are within the schedule. 

He stated that the N Line is tenative. Certain things have to 
be done by week 25 and by week 27. He said the first item, 
which is acceptance of the signal system, is two weeks behind. 
He said that has less significance if the system is accepted 
in the middle of August, as proposed. Regarding the advent of 
project managers, he said Muni Metro is being stretched in some 
areas of personnel assignments. Project managers are needed 
who have the time and energy necessary. 

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Many of those people are holding down two jobs. 

Mr. Sklar said there are the usual problems with the Mayor's 
office, the Board of Supervisors, and the process it takes to 
get requisitions through. He said he will check with the Mayor's 
bu~iget office. He said 3 Bechtel employees were hired in May 
when work was needed for the emergency tGlephone communications 
system, and they have been and are very helpful. 

Statistical review of the problem report status reveals that a 
number of the problems reported last time are still there. 
Mr. Sklar said that many of these things concern Muni's relation- 
ship v/ith BART. He said a meeting with BART's Board of Directors 
with one or two Commissioners could be helpful. If Muni can not 
get cooperation from BART soon. Muni will move its own work 
force into their subway areas. 

Mr. Schell said the bright spot is the vehicle. Forty-two 
vehicles have been accepted, and 54 are on board. The last car 
is due in January. The problems with the vehicle are very much 
the same as they have been, he said. The propulsion is still 
suspect, and the doors are still giving some trouble, and there 
is another modification coming for the doors. There are still 
difficulties v;ith destination signs, and the question of rail 
wear has not been resolved. 

Responding to Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Schell said, regarding 
rail wear, that measurements are being made at- over 18 points 
before extensive LRV traffic takes place in ordsr to get some 
indication of pattern. He said the concern on rail v/ear comes 
from Boston. 

Mr. Sklar commented that there is also concern about the pantograph 
collapsing on top of the car. 

Mr. Scliell stated that there are 162 modifications under 
discussion with Boeing Vertol. The one referred to by Mr. S];lar 
is the protection of the roof from shorting out to some part of 
the overhead electrical system. He said application of an 
insulation area to protect the steel roof is under discussion. 

Mr. Schell explained trouble reports which the operators fill 
out. In conclusion, he said the experience v;ith the K Shuttle 
Line has been encouraging, and that there have been very few 
removals from the line. 

Mr. Schell said Muni is focused nov; on accepting the signal 
system on August 17, 197 9. It is needed for training purposes, 
and more maintenance personnel are needed than was visualized 
3 years ago. Mr. Sklar added that the signal system is one of 
the biggest problems. It was badly designed, badly specified, 
and the contractor should not have built one at all. Huni is 
"stuck with" the manufacturer and designer. It is 4 years late. 

Mr. Schell said Muni has started training operators again, which 
will produce 7 operators per week. The central control dispatch 
problem and the station agent problem have some federal hurdles 
to clear. 

Mr. Schell said ventilation studies ar6 being done by DART on 
behalf of Muni Metro. He said rail grinding is scheduled for 
August 15, 1979. 

Commissioner McCrea asked Mr. Sklar if there are second thoughts 
about the Embarcadero turnaround. 

Mr. Sklar s-aid Muni Metro \ffill be operating for many years witliout 
an Embarcadero turnaround, if ever. It is far down on the 
capital improvements priority list. 

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Mr. Schell said his message is a need for policy of combating 
slippag'j. 

Mr. Sklar said personnel decisions , funding decisions, contract 
decisions involve other departments with attendant delays. 

Commissioner McCrea said all items causing delay that relate 
to other City Departments should be listed. A meeting should 
be arranged v;ith the Mayor to air these matters. On questions 
of funding meetings should be held with the President of the 
Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver. 

Mr. Sklar said a session will be arranged. He commented that 
the signal system and to a lesser extent the communications 
system are the critical items between now and January, 1980. He 
said staff is considering running an additional service to the 
N Line in January, All streetcar service would be terminated 
on the K,J, L and M Lines at Duboce Street; and all streetcars 
taken off Market Street, and a multi-car shuttle or shuttles 
would run back and forth from Duboce Street to the Embarcadero 
beginning the same day as N Line service. Doing this, he said, 
would accomplish the following. It v;ould get the streetcars 
off Market Street. It would increase capacity by having all 
streetcars working in the outlying areas , and the run time from 
the outlying areas into downtown would be cut. 

Commissioner McCrea said that when the N Line starts up people 
who need to ride the N Line i^ill be pushed off the line by 
people who v;ant a quick trip up Market Street. 

Mr. Sklar said he thinks it can be done. 

******** 

ITEM NO. 13---Consideration of the Capital Improvements Program. 

Mr. Sklar referred to a series of work sheets given to the 
Commission describing staff recommendations for prioritization 
of capital projects. He said there is one complication in that 
there is misunderstanding between staff and UMTA as to where 
trolley coach projects are listed. 

If agreement can be reached, a prioritization will allow staff 
to apply for federal funds and begin capital works planning. He 
said fixed guidev;ay priorities should be considered first. 
Certain items shown as trolley coach, he said, mignt end up in 
a different funding mode. He said the first page lists in 
sequential order projects involving the cable cars, the 2 rail 
systems, and the trolley coaches, and indicates which are planned 
to be implemented first. 

Responding to Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar explained that 
UMTA now lia.s 2 categories of funding for Section 3 oC capital 
projects. The first is a section called "rail", and the second 
"bus". Under Section 5 funding a category called, "commuter rail" 
includes only those systems or portions of Muni Metro that ride 
on exclusi-^'-e rights-of-way. It would not include trolley coach, 
cable car except for the turntable, or the outlying portions of 
Muni Metro that ride on the surface. It could perhaps in future 
years include trolley coaches or even buses if they rode on ex- 
clusive rights-of-way. 

He said the Federal Register of the Congressional Record appears 
to sub.titonhiatG JMTA's position. The difficulty staff has is 
that a<?sumptions until a few days ago were that trolley coaches 
and other elements of the Muni Metro and cable car were included 
in their fixed guideway category. He said he thinks staff can 
work out for the first 2 years a way to deal with the first working 
page with the exception jf the cable car, by moving funds in 
various directions and still complying with UMTA's current re- 
quirements, 

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Responding to Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar said the UMTA 
rail category for the Bay area is about $20 million a year, to 
be shared with BART. There is no bus money this year, but it 
may be as much as $8 million next year. He said the City must 
move into a more aggressive posture with MTC and BART and AC 
Transit in obtaining a share for the Bay Area, The Bay Area's 
share of $20 million compares with the Los Angeles share of 
$163 million. 

There followed a discussion between staff and the Commission on 
the various items. 

Mr. Sklar then summarized the desires of the Commission as 
follows. It was decided to drop Item No. 14, J Line Extension, 
further down on the list. Item No. 15- Forest Hill Station 
would be minimum cost option. Item No. 51- Retrofit 50 Trolley 
Coaches would be moved up in priority into the second group of 
10. Items 31 and onward would be removed up into the second 
group of 10. Commissioners Sanger and McCrea said this would 
be with the exception of Item 33- Purchase 24 Articulated Trolley 
Coaches, Items 31 onward would be cut off when the excess 
vehicles in the trolley coach fleet has been utilized. 

President Pilcher said what is done today is tentative, and Mr, 
Sklar said a working session will have to be held before the 
grants hearing. He added that $7-1/2 million has been dropped. 

Commissioner Sanger asked about the Cable Car Barn, and Mr, 
Sklar said its order will not be changed. Staff will give the 
Commission a list of cable car items. He said it would not 
make the first grant application. He said it could be moved 
ahead of Item No, 14. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe of the Cable Car Citizen's Advisory Committee 
spoke against grouping all cable car items togetiicr including 
the extension and then presenting a very costly package for 
which there may not be funds. He suggested that cable car 
projects be prioritized and completed over a period of years 
as is being done with the LRVs. 

Commissioner Sanger asked what would happen if Items 19 and 20 
were out- Barn Rehabilitation & Equipment Replacement and Rerail 
Existing Cable Car System. Mr. Sklar replied there would be 
$29 million in the first group. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that in 5 years City might expect 
$50 million, so there would be about $21 million left. 

Mr. Sklar said ^t is not essential to consider that today. Staff 
will prepare a package and come back for a discussion. 

Mr, Sklar said there is no money this year for motor coaches. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 6:00 P,M, 



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SECRETARY 



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PUBLIC UTILITIEG COili-ilSSIOlJ 
CITY AKD COUrJT^ OF S7^W FRAMCIv^^CO 
Dianno Feins tein 
Mayor 

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Room 282, City Hall 
9 J 00 Zvjic 
7^.uguBt 8/ .1979 

CQI-jHISgIO£:^ERS 
v-Claire C. Pi Ichor, President 
Peter IlcCrca, Vice President 
H. Keltoi-j Flynn 
John F, Henning, Jr. 
Jolin M. Sanger 



Hun ic ipal Railv.'py 
Hctch Iletcliy Piroject 
\^^ater Department 



BURETjUS 

Accov'.nts 

Public Ser^'icc 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Con^putor Center 



Richard Sklar 
GEl^ErUvL lUW.IiGER 



Romaine A. Sini tl\ 
SECl^TARY 



Call To Orel or: 9:15 A.Ij. 

Prcocnt: Prctiidont Claire C Pilchcrf Commissioners John F. 
Homing; Jr., Jolm O, S^'ngcr 

Absent: Vice Prcf^idont PctGi- .McCrcn, CoiT-raissioncr H. VJelton Flynn 



KESOLUTIO:.^ 
NO. 



On motion of llenning, coconcled by oanger, tne 
fol.lov;ing reKOlution v.'aG adopted: 



7 9-03 07 H 7vv/ording Contract No. MR-671- Muni Metro Subway, 

Twin Peaks Tunnal end Sun!;et Tunnel, Emergency 
Telephone SyatoiVi- to Wifsrner and Becker, Sacra- 
mento, California in the aiaount of $375,291. 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Votet Ayes-Pi Icher, Kenning, Sanger 

REPORT OF TJ IE GEni3nJ^L_MAJ'JAGSn-_M^^^ Sklar 

Mr. Sklar explained that Contract No, HR-=-671 is one of the 
crucial items in the Muni Metro startup program. He said bids 
came in substantially higher than the original PUC engineer's 
estimate and only tv;o firms bid. A revised estimate v;as performed 
by Bechtel Corporation, Mr. Sklar reconu^.iended av;ard of the bid 
to the lowest regular responsible bidder, VJismer and Becker. 

Commissioner Joiin M. Sanger commented that Amelco Electric and 
another firm seem to keep rotating on PUC awards of electrical 
contracts. He asked if this could be investigated with regard . 
to possible anti-trust action, 

Mr. Sklar stated that he v^ill discuss the matter v;ith the City 
Attorney, and staff will perform an analysis' of . electrical con- 
tracts av.'arded. He noted that there are a limited number or 
electrical contractors. In New YorJ; City, he said, the total 
dollar value as well as the rotation among firms is measured. 

Commissioner Sanger inquired if tl^ere v;cre any out of State bids. 

Mr. Merril R. Cohn, Transit Equipment Engineer, Municipal Railway, 
said telephone calls were made to several electrical contractors. 
The firms contacted, including a minority contractor, indicated 
they have as much v;orl: as they can handle. 

President Claire C. Pilchcr aslced v;hy the special meeting was 
necessary, and Mr, S):lar replied that every day is crucial. 

Mr. Cohn added that bids v/ere opened July 27, 1979. 

Responding to Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Sklar explained tliat 
Bechtel Corporation indicated tlie engineer's estimate was too 
lov;. Bechtel 's estimate was $317,227, and the PUC engineer's 
estimate was $25G,000. He said the emergency telephone system 
is ncccccary, and that the Muni Metro system opening date will 
be close to January 14, 1900. Tl;is contract, he said, is perhaps 
the most critical item, assuming tliat everything is satisfactory 
with the signal system. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 9:20 A.M. 

liOJ'iATNE A. SMITH 

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PUBJilC UTJLiTIES C0n;-5ISS10N 

CITY KdD COUVCTY OV SAW F)<r>J-3CXSC0 

Diari.ne Foinstein 
1 lay or 

Rooia 282, City Ilali 
I\xx^j\xBt 14, 1979 

Cla.ire C. Pilcher, President 
Pcter McCi;oa, Vice-President 
Ho VJgI ton riynn 
John F,. Hcririing, Jr. 
Jolm il. Sanger 

DEPARTHEi^S BUREAUS 

Municipal Railv^ay Accounts 

riGtcji lietchy Pro j act Public Service 

Viator D^;T>ar.:traent Personnel t- Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 
Richard SJclar 
GEMEW-vL imUhGEIl 

RoraainG A. Smith 

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M I I] U T ).-, C 

PUBL-TC UTILITIES COI'MISGIOIJ 

CITY 7vWD COUr.'TY OF SAN Fil/iJXISCO 

Dianne Fcinstein 
Mayor 

Room 28 2, City Hall 
2t00 P.Ii. 
August l-l , 197 9 

COMMI S S lONB RS 

C].aire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice-President 
H. VJelton Flynn 
John F. Henningf Jr. 
Cfohn II. Sanger 

DEPARTI-JEK'TS 2"^^!^ 

Municipal Railv;ay Accounts 

Iletch Iletchy Project Public Service 

IJator Department Personnel [< Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 
Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Sniitli 
SECRETARY 



all TO Crdcr; 2:05 P.M. 

rooeiit: President Clairo C. Pilc)ic;r, Vj.cc— Px'Gsidont Peter McCroa, 
Cojiimi.ssioner Joljn M, Sanocr 

omiiii.ssioncr U. VJelton Flynn arrivovi at 2:10 P.M. 

bdcnt: CommiGsionor Jo]m F, Hcj.nxng, Ji-«. 

he minutes of the regular meeting of July 24, 1979, v;ere approved. 

iscussion precediiig adoption' of icsolutions is attached. 

ESOLUTION - • 

no. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn,- the 
follov;ing resolution v;a3 adopted; 

9-0308 M Approving application to the Depc';rtment of 

Transportation for a grant under the Urban Mass 
Transportation Assistance Act of 1964, as 
amended, in the amount of $30,145,929. j 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
follovjing resolution v;as adopted: 

9-0309 HH Authorizing bid call for IIH Contract No. 535- 
M Line Streetcar Overhead System, Conversion 
for Pantograph Operation and Feeder Under- 
grounding. Estimated net cost, $763,000. 
(Power Improvement Program/Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
follov7ing resolution v/as adopted: 

9-0310 im Awarding HH Contract No. 607-Hoccasin , Early 
Intake, and Cherry Valley Buildings, Exterior 
Painting- to Turner VJest Enterprises, Fairfield, 
California in the amount of $56,045. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On m.otion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
follov/ing resolution v;as adopted: 

o-O'^ll HI' Koqueoting the Controller to approve a transfer 
of funds in the amount of $93,000 for the 
purchase of a spare power transformer for 
emergency use at Holm and Kirkwood Powerhouses. 

Vote: Ayos-Pilchcr, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded ))y McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

9-0312 w Awarding WD Contract No. 1752- Reconditioning 
Outlet Pipea and Tov;or, Calaveras Reservoir, 
Alameda County- to PecJJiaiu and Associates, 
Fresno, California in tlio amount of $73,500. 

Vote: Ayes-Pi Iclier, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
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On )"Otior» oi S.-jncjcr, CiOccnuJed ]y/ ?-;cCrca, tlie 
fol3.ov;.ii!cj re:;o.lution v/an adopted: 

79-0313 VI Accepting arj satj.r.foctorily completed work 

under \JD Contract no. 17 G3, Excavation and 
Repaving for \7ater Sorv:lce TreiiChes; approving 
debit iTiodificc-^tion of $1,792; and autl.orizing 
final payment of $j.'i55,10 to Bepco, Inc., 
Contiractor . 

Vote: Ayes-Pilchor, HcCrea, Flynn, ScUngcr 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCr"aa, the 
follov.'ing resolutio?-i V7a5 adopted: 

79-0314 17 Approving collectiovx of VJater Departrceiit clairas 
for damages afjcinr; t yr.irrcellaneous debtors, 
amount $2,441.57, nonth of July, 197 9. 

Vote: Ayen-Pilchcr, IlcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Ganger, r-secondod by TiCCrea, tiie 
follov;ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0315 VJ Approving settleiaent of non-litigated claim 

of Ann Cecilia You.ng, Superior Court No. 722- 
044, against the San Francisco VJater Department, 
in the amount of $4,300. 

Vote: Ayes~ri Ichor f licCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sangc.r, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution vjas adopted: 

79-03J.6 VI Requesting the Controller to approve a transfer 

of funds in the amount of $11,069.30 to fund 
the final debit modification of IJD Contract 
No. 1722- Rehabilitation of Dumbarton Pipeline 
Bridge and Pipes. 

Vote: Ayes-Pi Ichcr, I'lCCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
follov.'ing resolution v;as adopted: 

79-0317 M Approving modification in the debit amount of 
$6,3 03 to provide funds for various changes 
in the work, under Contreict No. MR-657- M Line • 
Extension, San Jor.c Avenue at Interstate 280 
Overpass, Track Constructioii and Power Facili- 
ties. (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher , McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
follov/ing resolution v;as adopted: 

79-0310 M Approving modification in the debit amount of 
$0,020 to provide funds for the furnishing and 
installing of flexible conduit and junction 
boxes for tlio ncv; ligliting system in Tvvin Peaks 
Tunnel, under Con.tract No. MR-G62-Lighting 
System in Twin Peaks Tunnel. (Transit Improve- 
ment ]\rogram) 

Vote: Ayes-Pi] chor, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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0)1 motion of Sancjc-r, nccondea by licCrea, tlio 
follov/ing resolution v;ay iidoptcd: 

79-0319 M /approving Contrc^ct Change Agrocmont Ho. 30 

in the credit airiou'it of ?^ 29, 373. '12 to adjust 
the contrc'ict pricj to rellect the actua.! cost 
of force account v;or); per formed? and requesting 
tlie SFMRIC to approve anO. execute Contract Change 
Agreement No. 30, under Contract iJo, 12R~609~ 
Muni Metro Rail Center. (Tranr^it Irnprove:T.ent 
Program) 

Vote: 7vyes-' Pilchor, McCrea, Flynn, Tjanger 

On ro.otion of Sanger , seconded )>y lk:Crr:.:,. the 
follov?iug resolution v;ay adopted: 

79-0306 M Requesting the Controller to drav; v;a:';rant.T. in 

settlement of claims agai)i.st the Municipal 
Railv/ay , tot a 1 amount $07,953.57. 

Vote: 7\yeG-Pilcherf l-^iCCrea, Flynn ^ vSanger 

! 

On raotion of Sanger , seconded by McCrea, the 
follov?ing resolution v.'as adopted: 

79-0320 M Authorizing bid call for Contract llo. IiR-676-- 
Furnish and Install Train Destination Sign 
System (Platform Display System) , in I5uni 
Metro subv/ay stations. Estimated Cost: $1,078,330. 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: 7^yes~Pilcher , I'^cCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by HcCrea, the 
follov^ing resolution v;as adopted: 

79-0321 GO Approving traveling expense voucher, amount 

$590.52, incurred by Mcltorris M. Dov;, Utilities 
General Couiisel, in his trip to Philadelphia, 
August 1 through August 3, 1979, to attend 
Boston/San Francisco Committee meeting regarding 
LRV contract with Boeing Vertol Company. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0322 IIH Authorizing the General Manager of Pulilic 
Utilities to execute Amendment Wo. 2 to 
provide for a redirection of the required 
professional services, at no change in the 
total payments or fixed fee, under Professional 
Services Agreement with Systems Control, Inc. 
(Power Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flyjin, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded l)y Flynn, tlie 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0323 M Commending Douglas Norborg, Ray Uianchi, and 
Clarence Chiles for their service and repre- 
sentation in tlie 197 9 Safety ]?oadoo; and 
wisliing the second place winner, Ray Bianchi, 
tlie best of luck as Muni's roprosontntivc at tlio 
197 9 Al^TA National Bus Roadeo in Now York in 
Scptombf!r, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pllc-lKjr , McCrcra, rlynn, S.uigor 

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On rrrU.ion of Flyim, f;rjcoi)dcd by Saiujcr, tlio 
fol.lo-;iny resolution v;ac adoplcd: 

9-0324 11 Authorizincj the G'VMoral liunager of Public 
Utilities to enter into a Profecsional 
Services Agreeinent for the tcniporary employ- 
ment of John F. ForJjes & Company ^ Certified 
Public Accountants, for pj-ofecsional services 
in conjunction v;ith the annual audit to 
appraise tlie properties of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railv;ay, as of June 30, 1979, in 
accordance v;ith Section G.'iO? of the Charter 
of the City and County of San Francisco, at 
a total fee not to exceed $^1 0,000. 

Vote J Ayes-Pilchcr f KcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrca, seconded by Flynn, the 
. follovring rosolvitio;:! v/as adopted? 

9-0325 n Av.'arding Contract Ho. IIPv"660R2" Furnish and 
Install Metro Jvgent's Booth and Related 
Systems; Install Fare Collection System- to 
Nibbi/Lov;e Construction, Joint Ventvire in 
the amount of $1,217,366. (Transit Im.prove- 
ment Progreira) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of ricCrea, seconded by Sanger, the 
follov;ing resolution v;as adopted; 

9-0326 M Appointing, subject to the approval of the 

Mayor, Mr. George E. Preonas of the law firm 
of Seyfarth, Shav;, Fairv7eather & Gsraldson, 
as special counsel to assist the City Attorney 
in representing CoiTunission* s interests during 
preparation, negotiation and, if necessary, 
litigation of a new Memorandum of Understan- 
ding v;ith authori2ed representatives of the 
transit operators. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilchor, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of IlcCxoa, seconded by Sanger, the 
follov/ing resolution \7as adopted? 

9-0327 GO Amending Rule Nos. 6,11,14,16,17 and 18 of the 
Rules of Order, Public Utilities Comnussion, 
City and County of San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, f5cCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolutions v;ere adopted: 

Approving managerial appointees, effective 
August 15, 1979: 

A. Nancy Keane, Assistant General Manager, 
Administration. 

B. Oral L. Moore, Deputy General Manager and 
Chief Engineer. 

C. C. Dean Collins, Manager, Bureau of 
Management iMformation Systems. 

Vote: Ayes-Pi Iclier, McCroa, Flynn, Sanger 
7 9-2 2 



9-032G 


GO 


9-0329 


GO 


9-03 3 


GO 



On inot3(;n of Sairjcr, seconded by I'lyiin, tl'icj 
fo].lov;iriy resolution Mna adopted: 

7 9-0 331 Authorizing tho I'lunicipai Uailv.'ay to collect 
round trip faros in cash on the trips yoiny 
to Candle.<;itic]': Park. 

Vote: AyeG-Pilcher, I-lcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secrotciry of 
the Public Utilities Cormnission. 



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T. V3TR0DUCT i_o\;_ OIL 'i'-iiij} i ' '^ "'^ ' u^'^. L JI?Lj92i'!^^' ^' 1S1 ^ Z. ^ 

r.o v) 'irolicy "6vox-)K^a(.I i' 7o3oct:j^ _ 

Co;wr.i.';nioncr John i;» Sar.ocr- said he v;ould lilto rJoi;i3 machinery 
put into effect to coino up' with a cet of design criteria for ncv/ 
trolley overhead projcctr;» The Comraicnion should have an oppor- 
tunity to see the various alternatives that exist for putting up . 
overhead wires, and evaluating those v;hich seem most consistent 
with the design ol^jectivcs of the City v;ith re.spect to street 
furniture e He said this could be accomplished by a staff 
committee/ or going to contract for architectural assistance. 

Mr. Sklar stated that in addition to questions of aestlietics of 
design, he has asked for a full evaluation of the tv;o conipetitivo 
major hardware cLnd design modes for overhead v?ires-— one being 
Ohio Brass, and th.a second a Swiss system made in Zurich called 
K 6M. KtM is tlio standard for most of the major cities around 
the v.'orld novr installing trolley cocichos. This evaluation v;ill 
be made before moving into design, and v;ill also include appearance, 

CoiTiitiissioner Sanger said ha v;ould like proposed improvements (visi-° 
ble improvements on the streets) to come to the Commission for 
reviev/ before projects are approved. He said this is corrar.on in 
other depart:T\ents, and has been coitimon for all major projects 
such as the Market Street Project, He said he is particuJ.arly 
concerned in terms of rev/iring MarJiet Streets He said there 
should be specific reviev/ of every street project, rather than 
approving bid Ccills for stations or other major improvements, 

Mr. Sklar said a basic street plan v/ill corao from a design 
process. 

Commissioner Sanger said an evaluation of alternatives could 
be constrvictive, not just those that exist. 

Commissioner Peter McCrca comiTiented that the Commission has not 
yet seen all of the objections that v;ill surface to putting 
up electrical v.'iring. The Board of Supervisor passed a resolu-- 
tion that the policy of the City be changed to allov; continuance of 
V7ires on I3ar];et Street. This v;as contingent on lobbying at that 
time that aesthetics v;ould be improved. It v;ould be v^orthvjhile 
for the PUC to have conceptual designs on California, Sacramento, 
Market, and Divisadero Streets to use as a selling tool, as well 
as on a design basis. 

Commissioner Sanger said getting the State PUC to allov; PG&E 
to allocate sufficient monies to attempt to '.parallel hew 
overhead projects with undergrou)iding of existing wire should 
be pursued. If PG&E V7ires can be undergrounded on the same 
streets v;here overhead v;ires are being put up there is an 
opportunity to shov; positive aestlietic changes. 

Chin and H enso lt Rcnort 

President Pilcher aslced v.'hcn the Chin and Ho.nsolt report, 
together v;ith staff rGcomvaonrlcitions , v,'ill be presented to the 
Commission. 

Mr. Sklar said he and Mr. Oral L. Moore v;ill look into the 
matter. 



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Cable Car Citizens ^vdvisory C q m r nitte e 

Preoidcnt Pilchcr Gtatcd that several v/eeks ago tl^e /idvir.ory 
Committee advised the CommiGsion that it v/as lo<jing one rp,eni}:!er 
and wichod to expand the Committee from 5 to 7 mcmberc. She 
said 6 namec have been submitted, and directed that this matter 
be placed on the PUC calendar for the meeting of Jiugust 20, 197 9. 

Uniforms foi' VJomen D riv ers 

President Pilchsr said she has hoard from a numJ^er of vjomen 
drivers that th^cy are dissatisfied because they do not have 
uniforms, 

Mr» Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railv.'ay, explained 
that the vendor is coming from L'cw Yoric to San Francisco v;eck 
after next to discuss this problem, and to see what can be done 
under tha present ccr/cract. 

Responding to a guoction from liZo Fred Perry of C/vPTrans, Mr, 
Green said there are 50 v;o:nsn drivers. 

V iolence on Trolley ■ Coaches 

Commissioner McCrea comi-aented that the nevjspaper article 
regarding violence on trolley coaches indicated Huni is nov; 
only in the stage of going out to bid for radios, v/hen fujids were 
authorized in 1977. 

Fur. Sklar said that radio installation v;ill begin on October 
15, 1979. 

1-lr. Fred Perry said Muni'^ requests to the Mayor and Police 
Comriiission for some attention should be renewed. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the Mayor "is riding the 22-Fillmore line 
at this moment" , and that he has met repeatedly with her and 
the Police staff. He said there will never be enough individuals 
to cover every one of Muni's daily 1100 runs. The 22 line will 
be covered more intensively. Additional v;ork is being done v,'ith 
drivers in terms of protecting themselves and passengers. The 
Mayor is giving this matter her utmost attention, and the Police 
Department is being eminently cooperati\''e. 

Commissioner McCrea asJcod about the budgetary problem of funding 
the transit police. 

Mr. Sklar said this problem was solved 7 weeks ago. The transit 
police will be funded at the 125 person level either tlirough 
CETA or direct City fundingo 

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President Pilclier stated tliat the public liearing to consider 
application to the Department of Transportation for a grant 
under the Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 19G4, as 
amended, v;ouJ.d be heard following the regular calendar, 

* ft *r * v.- iViV * * 

Commissioner McCrea requested Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Utilities 
General Counsel to s'abmit a written report to the ConOTission of 
the diocuosions hold with Boeing Vcrtol in Pliiladolpliia. 



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ft ft f: i: ii (; ft i> 

Commisaioncr Sanger askc.-d if tlio desicjn aj-)d placoinont of trolley 
polorj is going to be tied in v;ith the light stemdards along 
19th hvcnva, 

Ijj: . ] :oor e r ei;-! led , " Yc 3 " . 

Renolution No. 79™0323-~' CoiruMGnding Douglas Korberg, Ray Diancbi, 
and Clarc.Tice Chiles for their service and representation in the 
197 9 Safety Roadoo; and wishing the second place v/inner, Ray 
Bianchi, the best of luck as Hani's representative at the 1979 
T^TA National Bus Roadeo in Nevj- York in Septeniber, 1979. 

President Pilcber re^-.d tlie resolution, and congratulated the 
v;inners, 

Mr. Crecn displayed the trophies given to the v/inners. lie said 
this year Huni hopes to send the v/inners' wives v;ith thenu Since 
the City can not afford to do that, Muni v;ill be seeking some 
as si stance,. 

Mr. Green said the Safety Roadeo is very popular v;ith the 
drivers, and the number of drivers participating is increasing. 
He pointed out that for 2 years in a rov/ Mr. Norberg has been 
the most skillful driver. 

President Pilolior noted that all 3 v;inners are from the Woods 
Division,, v/hicb. speaks highly for that Division. 

* i: iV it \\- >•.- ft * 

Resolution No. •7 9-0324— Authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to enter into a Professional Services *-~ree- 
inent for the temporary employment of .John F. Forbes tCompanyy 
Certified Public Accountants, for professional services in 
conjunction v;ith the annual audit to appraise tlie properties 
of the Municipal Railway, as of June 30, 1979, in accordance 
v;ith Section 6.407 of the Charter of the CCSF, at a total fee 
not to exceed $/; 0,0 00, 

Coroinissioncr McCrea as)ccd v;hy this firm was selected. 

Mr. Sklar replied that the firm v;as selected by the Controller. 

Commissioner H. V7elton Flynn commented that in the past there 
was -a situation in which staff had recommended a firm 
different from the one doing the annual auditing. He said he 
requested at that time that it be done by the same firm in 
conjunction v;ith the annual audit and is Jiappy to see that this 
v/as done . 

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Resolution No. 79-0325 — Awarding Contract No. MR-GG0R2- Furnish -- 
and Install Metro Agent's Booth and related Systems; Install 
Fare Collection System to- Nibbi/Lov/e Construction, Joint 
VenLuro in the amount of $1,217,3 66. 

Comjnisciioncr Flynn said this item was taken off calendar at 
the meeting of July 24, 1979. Staff has always maii^tained 
that taking an item off calendar delays it for an impossible 
period of time. Tl)is item came back in order and in time and 
witli a lov;or bid. Ho asked that the next time an item is re- 
jected staff bring it bad: just as quickly, 

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I-5r. Shl:.n. .'jai.cl tliit; work v.mo done at extraordinary fipccd ai; it is 
ex 1 r a ord i n a r i 1 y i mpor t, ant. 

Conmiissionor Flynn caid staff in to be coinpliincnted. 

Ret;olution Ho. 79-0326 — i\ppointing^ subject to approval of the 
Mayor, lir. George E. Preonas of the lav/ firm of Seyfarth, Shav;, 
Fairv;oat]icr h Geraldson, as special counsel to assist the City 
Attorney in representing Commission's interests during prepara- 
tion, negotiation and, if necessary, litigation of a nev/ I'OU with 
authori/.ed representatives of the transit operators. 

President Pilcher asJcod if this matter is moot, and Mr. Sklar 
replied that Mr. Preonas has been doing the v;oi*k for the past 10 
days. He said the City Attorney could appoint Mr. Preonas v;ithout 
the concurrence of the CoiTmiission, as he is a subcontractor to 
the City /attorney. Since the last Coirjuission meeting Mr. Preonas 
participated in negotiations which have reached a favorable con- 
clusion, and in which he was very helpful.. 

CorTuTiissioner Sanger noted that the resolution included possible 
litigation, vjhich is unusual and is rather open ended, 

Mr. Sklar said the City Attorney thought it was important 
because services will ba paid for from the litigation fundc 

*ic** i: /.• * VV ft 

Resolution No. 79-0327— ^-jii^ending Rule Nos. 6,11,14,17 and 18 of 
the Rules of Order, Pul)lic Utilities Commission, City and County 
of San Francisco. 

President Pilcher explained that the main change is that the 
President and Vice-President will serve for only one 1 year 
terms. One person will not serve as President or Vice-President 
for 2 or 3 years in a rov;. 

At executive sessions the Vice-President v;ill record decisions 
which will be announced at the follov;ing meeting. She said this 
has never been in the rules, but has been the prcictice of the 
Commission. 

Also, this resolution basically clarifies pviblic participation 
in that the floor sliall be granted to any member of the public 
who v/ishes to speak, but the President may limit the testimony 
if it seems redundant or not germane.. 

ComrAissioner Sanger said it seems "an obsolete hold-over from 
■'Roberts Rules of Order" that no discussion shall take place until 
a resolution or otlier motion has been moved and seconded. He said 
the Commission often discusses items in order to avoid having a 
motion or resolution. 

Following Jiscussion amoig Commissioners, Conraissioncr McCrea 
moved, Commissioner Sanger seconded, and tlie Commission unanimouo- 
ly adopted Resolution No. 7 9-0327, with an amendment to Rule 17 
to add "... or until a calendared item has been introduced." 



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ITEM NO. 15 — Discussion of Second Quarter Minority Business 
Enterprise Report, 

Mr. George L. Nev;kirk, Contracts Compliance Officer, gave a 
brief presentation higlilight.ing pertinent information in tlic 
second MDE Quarterly Report. 

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llo j;.ij<l mi),'./j.ty bur.ines:: participat iou ha:j been jncrea.'Xjcl on 
contr.icLf; lro;u 'i percent in the firot quarter to an overall 22 
percent in tlic second quarter. Each department v;ithin Public 
Utilities Jiao had a significant increase in minority piirticipa- 
tion, as v;cll as participation by female owned firms. 

lie errijlaincd that the exhibits r.jjo-v the name of the contractor 
and the amount of minority part--' c.v"'?.tion in dollar value as well 
ns in percentages. Exhibits also indicate the percent of sub- 
contract v.'ork on each contract, pnd the percent of minority par- 
ticipation v;ith reference to that subcontract work. 

The report includes minority construction firm:- as well as 
minority sv?.ppliers. 

A 25 percent overall goal for minority participation for the year 
has been set. For the first 6 months of 197 9 minority parti- 
cipation is 13 percent. The goal can be met if some minor 
problems can. b^ resolved . Mr. Hev;kirk said he is nov/ vjorking 
v;ith the Controller's Office on one of these problems, v;hich is 
that the City's pay structure in terms of paying a contractor 
once an invoice i.s submitted is lengthy. The minority subcon- 
tractors are small contractors that are subcontracting to 
majority firms. These subcontractors are not able to maintain 
a cash flov; over a 90 day period, and in some cases it takes 
90 days to pay the prime contractor so that he can pay his sub- 
contractors. 

Mr. Sklar suggested that Mr. Kewkirk speak to Mr, Sloan and 
Mr. Longer of V7astev;ater Management, where he said the waiting 
period was cut to a maximum of 2 6 days and generally as lov; 
as 18 to 2 days. 

Commissioner H. VJelton Flynn complimented Mr. Newkirk on the 
report, \v-Uicii ho Daid is very comprehensive. He commented that 
Abbett Electric had 28 percent of the work, and had minority 
contracts of less than one-half of one percent. 

Mr. NewkirJc said he met with Abbett, L.K. Comstock and Amelco 
Electric on August 10, 197 9. A lot of that work is presently 
one company work. Mr. Ncv/kirk is working v;ith them to devise 
a method to increase those nuiribers. Also, the minority con- 
tractors in the electrical business that are capable of doing 
the type of v;ork required for the particular jobs are often 
unavailable. The prime contractor ma)ces contact, and Mr. 
Nev.'kirk's office makes contact v;ith minority subcontractors 
prior to the contract going out on the street. 

Commissioner Flynn said he would be interested in the composition 
of the prime contractor's staff, and Mr. Newkirk said this was 
discussed at the meeting of August 10, 1979. 

Commissicnor Flynn referred to page 7 of the report, noting tliat 
VJ.J. Gaffney, Pacific Pavements Company, Ltd., and Lou'rie Paving 
Company, Inc., had no minority subcontractors, £ind no minority 
value. Gaffney put in some iron mains. Pacific Pavements has 
the contract for paving street openings, and Lowrie has a small 
contract. The work amounts to digging ditches and covering 
them up, etc., wliicli minorities have always done. He asked 
that Mr. Kcv;kirk let him know why minorities are not covering 
up some of the ditches for Pacific Pavement. He said he liad 
been concerned about why this contract was so high wlien it came 
in. He said some minority participation must be involved in 
these contracts, which are a different situation from that of the 
electrical contracts. He said lie is not impressed by tlie per- 
centages, but wants to see how many minoritios aro participating 
in tliose jobs, 

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Cosr.mir.RJoncr Flynn saixl tl^e no>:t tine Abbott Ulectric is av.'ardod 
a contract, the Comininoion Dhould know the compor.ition of their 
staff. In Donio instances the affirmative action officer has 
lool^ed to see if Spanish speaking, Clacks, or Tilipinos are 
employed. He would like to knov/ \yc:<t they are doing in these 
firms, other than "sweeping the floor". lie said come critical 
things can be evaluated from the rrpurt. There is much room 
for improvement, and there are c i jv; contractors v/ho are not 
doing any tiling for the MBE progr.ua. 

Conmiissioner Sanger commented that tliis is particularly 
noticeable with the contracts that arc in effect one bidder 
contracts such as Pacific Pavements. In the case of electrical 
contracts, he said v;hat is desperately needed is a nev; minority 
electrical contracting firm. 

Mr. Nev.-];irk said this was discussed at the meeting with the 
3 major electrical firms. Regarding Pacific Pavements, an 
attempt v;as made to get minority paving firms in the Bay ?.rea 
to bid on that contract. Pacific Pavements, in terms of its 
ovm employees, is meeting the percentages, and in some cases 
exceeding them. 

Commissioner McCrea said he v;ould go further than Com.missioner 
Flynn' s statement, as there are only a fev; firms that are really 
doing anything for minority business enterprise. Looking at 
the statistics in the report, one minority ov/ned firm accounted 
for $555,000 of the minority dollar value. VJith the exception 
of that firm, the only firm, close to meeting the stated objec- 
tive is Ralph Larson & Son. 

Mr. Kewkirk said, especially v;ith regard to Ketch Hetchy contracts 
that are mostly duct contracts and single firm contracts, an 
attempt is being made to work out a solution v/ith the majority 
firms bidding on those jobs through a joint venture, or some 
arrangement v;ith the minority firm to teacl) the minority firm 
or give that firm experience ■'.n those areas. The same thing 
applies to overhead v;orK, ao said. Over \^he next 4 or 5 years 
there will be approximately $4 million v/orth of overhead v.'ork. 
It is intended for staff to work v;ith the majority electrical firms 
and the unions to establish apprenticeship programs to train 
individuals for those jobs, and to get the majority electrical 
firms to v;ork with tlie minority firms to make them, experienced in 
that field. 

Mr. Skl^r said that the commitment to aettina a hiaher level of 
minority business participation is also one' of hi£3 concGrns. It 
will require v-ncfc ne ana Mr. urax j_i. Moore dx-. some -cax/s-a-iiy cw 
majority firms. He said he will spend some time in this area in 
the next 6 months. He and Mr. Moore will meet with Abbett, 
Amelco, Comstock, etc., regarding joint ventures. Minority sub- 
contracts v/ill be the order of the day. Majority contractors 
will understand the rules. He said this is his responsibility, 
as Mr. Kev/];irk can only do so much with the backing given him. 

Commissioner Sanger asked about the "orchestration" between 
seeking hiring goals vith respect to majority contractors that 
obtain the v;ork and seeking their participation in joint ventures. 

Mr. Newkirk replied that with respect to Hetcli Hetchy overhead 
jobs the contractors call the union and take what they get. The 
minority firms tend to keep a core group of employees. 



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JUT-i'OJ-.'.l ing to Conuui.snioi, t Sancjor, Mr. Newkirh said there are 
luj r.oi.-.Ll-y paving f.lrnir; in tlio Bay Area that can compete witli 
PaciJ-.ic Pavc;r,f;ntB. It ir; a matter of assicting tlicse firms in 
o)j{:aiMing tlio bonding required. 

Hr. S)>-.laa conanented that tlx,- liiring situation, although not 
perfect, has advanced so much in the past 15 years that it ought 
not to be the Conraission ' s prime thrust. He said the success 
thcit has occurred over the last 15 years regarding hiring should 
not bo traded off for today's success in entrepreneur ship. These 
two situations are ceparate and distinct and one is not to com- 
pensate for the other. There are soma trades v;here there are 
still a shortage of minorities, t!ia electrical ones in particular. 

Respoiiding to I'r. Fred Perry of C/vPTrans, Mr. NeV'^kirk said his 
office has EOYo.ral sources from v;hich to find minority firms. 
Whenever there is a doubt about whether a firm is a minority firm, 
the Human Rights Coifnission can be requested to audit the firm 
in terms of who actually ov;n3 th,e firm. He said this has been 
done in the past. 



Resolution Mo. 7 9-0331-"Authori2ing the Municipal Railv/ay to 
collect round trip fares in cash on the trips going to Candlestick 
Park. 

Mr. Sklar aslced that the v;ord "cctsh" be substituted for the word 
"coins" in the resolution as it may be necessary to obtain a 
mechanism that takes dollar bills. 

The Corwnission unanimously adopted Resolution No. 79-0331 with 
the above amendment. . 

i: it ■kit it ft * Vi i: 

Resolution No. 79-0308 — PUBLIC HEARING- To consider application 
to the Department of Transportation for a grant under the Urban 
Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1964, as amended, in the 
amount of $38,145,929. 

Mr. Sklar stated that this is a continuation of an item that 
staff has been worJcing on for a few months. He referred to a 
capital prioritization document given to the Commission, which 
is tlT.e summary sheet prepared by Mr. Lynn Pio, Transit Environ- 
mental Coordinator. From that, based upon discussions with the 
Commission, a package has been put together v;liich UMTA thinJcs 
fits its funding abilities in the next 2 years. The major 
volume consists of liuni Metro startup costs, probably compri- 
sing 4 percent of the total; reconstruction of the Market Street 
overhead, about 7 or 8 percent of the total; electrification of 
the 24 and 55 lines, and a replacement item for trolley coach 
lines comprising about one-third of the other requirements in the 
City. Of the $38 million, about $15 or $16 million relates to 
Muni Metro startup, approxwimately $11 million relates to trolley 
coach overhead. The other miscellaneous items are related to tlie 
maintenance services and specialized vehicles of one type or 
another for Muni Metro or for general maintenance purposes. 

The plan with UMT/v includes funding from its 197 9 budget, and 
transfers of certain older funds that were agreed earlier were 
no longer applicable that remained in inactive status in 
earlier grants. 

Commissioner Sanger said he is disturbed that funding is not 
being sought for completion of electrification of tlie 24 line 
at tlie same time as tlio 5 5 line. 



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Mr. noorc replica t}iat there is a Lrjuit on available fund-j in 
tlie 2 year prograra, and al':o on Uetch Hetchy's ability to 
pcriorra the v/orh. There is still tJic problciri of only 3 con- 
tractors in the City doing tliic type- of v.'orl:. 

Commission' -c Sanger asked v/hat the additional cost v;ould be to com- 
plete electrification of the 24 line, 

Mr. Darcey Colo of the Ilunicipal Railway said the cost wovild 
ba $5.9 million. The cost for electrification of . the 55 line 
v;ould be $3.5 million. 

Conmissioner Sanger commented that the application is for $5.9 
millic-.i, and Mr. Sklar added that tlicre will be money for a 
portion of the 24 line. 

CoiTjT\isGioner Sanger commented that another $3.5 million \;ould 
fund both lines, and asked if it doesn't ma};e sense to at least 
apply for that additional $3,5 million. 

Mr. SJclar said that will be in next year's application. 

President Pilcher asked v/hy the first half is being applied for • 
nov;, and Hr« S];lar replied that the aesthetic planning and 
design work could be started. 

Comui-iissioner Sanger said there will be too much money for 
engineering and design and not enough to build c 

Mr. Sklar said Muni expects to receive $22 to $24 million, 
V7hich will be increased by 25 percent because of local share. 
That v/ill account for $28 million. Ten million dollars is 
expected in transfers for a total of $38 million. 

Commissioner HcCrea said he would like staff to take the balance 
of the priority list and extend it out over the next 5 or 
6 years so that the Commission v;ill have a forv/ard looking 
capital expenditure schedule- He said it should also be made 
clear to the public that certain projects people have been 
expecting will not be funded in the next 2 years. He said this 
application has no funding for the Forest Hill Station. Many 
people in Forest Hills think that station will be rebuilt. 

Mr. Sklar agreed, and said staff v;ill prepare a long term 5- 
year capital prograin shov.'ing year by year activity. This v;ill 
be broken into 3 phases — planning, design, and construction. 
Staff will take each line item and indicate v;hich year planning' 
and design, engineering and construction will talce place. On 
Forest Hill Station and the cable car system, v^here expectations 
have preceded reality, staff will explain to the community where 
these projects are, and wl^y . 

President Pilcher commented that the Com.mis5ion has not actually 
acted on the 5-year prograin previously presented. 

Mr. Sklar said the only actions taken will be the ones taken 
by the Conmiission with regard to this application. 

Commissioner McCrea requested as n follov;-up a 5-yoar capital 
program that Commission can look at. 

Mr. Sklar said it could be adjusted every year. 

Commissioner Sanger referred to Metro Center Ovorlioad Conversions. 
He said ho can not understand why the ovcrliead wire system is 
being cover ted for streetcars when Muni is getting ready to 
"go to Muni Metro". 

Mr* Rino l?oi , Program Director, Transit Tmprovi^mont Program, 
OHJd Muni Metro and streetcars could bo used together for 
another 2 yt:ars. He said tl>o --.•v/nluNid conversions could be done 
very quickly. 



It could be doiio by llctch lIcLcJiy- po.r.'jonnol in 2 months ot tJie 
most. }Io naid at present the ctrcetcars must bo pushed by the 
trackinobile ojice they leave San Jooe Avenue. 

Mr. S):lar said if this v;ork is not done in the next 6 months, 
it v/ill not be done. 

Commissioner Sanger asl:cd about the Metro Center 7\nne>:--\;hat is 
being done and the priority it is given. 

Mr. Sl'J.ar explained that at one point there v;a5 going to be a 
new PUC office building „ That has been deleted. The Metro 
Center Annex v;as going to be the lov/er level of that building. 
There v/as going to ba a gilley room for the operators, an 
electronic shop, and v/arehousing for parts in the lower level of 
that building. Perhaps the electronic shop and the v;arehouse could 
have been f i.gvired into the Muni Metro Center v;hen it v/as designed 
7 or years ago , but they were notf and they are clearly needed 
now. It v;ill be a low profile 14,000 sq. ft., building. 

Commissioner Sanger said he is not happy with the matter of the 
24 line. He said application should be made to fund electrifi- 
cation of thiat linec 

Mr. Shlar said money on the item above that--Replace Trolley Coach 
Overhead Wire (other than Market Street) could be used to move 
electrification of the 24 line alorig. 

Commissioner McCrea said the real effort should be to package 
as much overhead v.'ork as possible and go national with it 
rather than rely on local contractors, and to also go national 
for the design work. Relying on Ketch Hetchy's overworlced 
engineering staff, and pacing the v7ork necessary to their 
capability is not a good idea because "the people just are not 
there" . 

Mr. Sklar said the engineering v;ork can be contracted out. 

VJhen Seattle put in the new system they searched for an engineering 

firm that had designed an overhead trolley coach system. They 

could not find any, except Hetch Hetchy. At the moment the best 

design v;ork being done in the v.'orld is being done in this 

country by Hetch Hetchy and in Europe by K and M. 

Commissioner McCrea said there is the ability to augment 
design capability that Seattle did not have by using Hetch 
Hetchy people as supervisors for the design contractor. 

Mr. Moore said he does not contemplate any problem v;ith Hetch 
Hetchy design on overhead. He said He< ci Hotchy can handle the 
design faste'r than the local electrical workers' union can 
handle the work. No contractor will handle the work unless he 
is assured of obtaining labor from the San Francisco local-- 
that is the constraint. 

Mr. Sklar said it may be necessary to meet with the International 
Electrical V^orkcrs' Uni.on. 

Commissioner McCrea said he supports Commissioner Sanger in that 
this application should include tlie money for all overhead work. 

Commissioner Sanger aslcod the total dollar value of all overhead 
work, and Mr. Sklar replied, "$12. G million". 



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Mr. Sklar oa.id tljut ii t)ie C omin 1 s :j i on v;i].l j.notruct rjtaff to 
make nure there in ouoiujli ii^ the UKTA application to cover one- 
third of tlie trol3.cy coacli overheoc'' — Mar);Gt Street, the 2 4 and 
55 lines — staff v;ill compute the amount. lie said it may not be 
necessary to add money to the applir;aLion. 

President Pilclier opened tlic meetiinj to the public. 

Mr. Fred Perry of CAPTrans said he agreed with Mr. S):lar that 
it may not be necessary to add extra funds to the grant applica- 
tion. 

Mr. Fran); Scheiffler commented that the PUC building for Hetch 
Hetchy, VJater Department, and Muni has been put aside. Since 
that time the Coiamission has changed the organization of the 
PUC. He said the ComiMission should re-examine the possibility 
of getting a PUC building. 

Mr. Sklar said this v;ould be desirable, but v.'ould be a luxury at 
this time, with little possibility of San Franciscans voting 
for another building to house administrative personnel, for which 
a bond issue v;ould be required. He said UMTA has very tight 
constraints on funds, and can not be asked to take money av;ay 
from transportation for administration purposes. 

Commissioner Sanger aslced if the lov/er building is being 
designed to take additions, and Mr. S}:lar replied, "Ho". 

V^ith respect to an office building, Comr-.issioner McCrea said a 
possibility is to go to the School District and sign a long 
term lease for an unused school, and fund the renovation by 
selling the VJater Department building. 

Mr. Sklar explained that staff will com.e to the Commission in 
a short time v;ith a plan to rent the Patrick Henry School for the 
engineering group. The Vv'ater Department building would bring 
about $1,200,000. No school v;ould be large enough for all 
departments and bureaus. As a temporary expedient all engineering 
for all departments would be at Patrick Henry School. The 
Water Department building v;ould be used as the financial head 
quarters for all functions. All of the administrative functions 
v/ould be at the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Sklar commented that there is a parcel of VJater Department land 
on Bryant Street v;hich wou].d be ideal for a building, which 
would probfibly pay for itself in rent from tenants. It would 
not conflict with the high-rise initiative. This will be 
considered as a possible future site. 

Mr. Moore said staff looked at everything the School District 
had to offer. He said Patrick Henry is the best school, and meets 
the earthquake code, Portola Jr. High Scliool wovild cost $4-1/2 
million to make habitable. The neighborhood wants to make 
senior housing at Portola, he said. 

Commissioner Sanger, made a motion to amend the text of the 
UMTA grant application to include the 24-Divisadero overhead 
project. 

Commissioner McCrea seconded the motion, v;hjch v.'as unanimously 
^adopted . 

Commissioner Sanger moved adoption of resolution No. 79-0300 
as amended, and Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion, which 
was vmaniinously adopted. 

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roiiiniicnioncr McCrea requested that tJie entire cable car program 
:>e placed on the PUC agenda for no later th::n a montli froai this 
nee ting. 

Mr. S):lar explained that staff met v/xth the Citv's loljbyist 
last v/eeJ:, and is examininq all Federal legislation to determine 
where the request for cable car restoration v/ill be placed. Staff 
is working on getting it in President Carter's up-co:Tiing budget 
as a line item. 

President Pilcher cominented that the Chin and Hensolt report 
has not yet come before the PUC. 

Mr. Skla.r explained tliat the process in V7ashington v;ill tal^e 
years. 

President Pilcher said she is concerned that in the capital 
improvement program the extension of the California Line from 
Van Ness Avenue to Japan tov/n v;as del.eted. 

CoiTimissioner Seinger said it would be a good idea to discuss this 
matter with the Cable Car Advisory CoiTunittee. 

THEREUPON THE IjDETING /-JDJOURl^ED ; 3; 30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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< MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 

WOPRSE AUDITORIUM 
27 5 Hayes St. (At Franklin St.) 

2:00 P.M. 
-^August 28, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 
Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice-President 
H. VIelton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



SEP 21 197S 



accu^:ENTs dept. 

-'iLIC L;3RAK-, 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
MAnageaent 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



Call TO Order: 2:07 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice-President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners H, Welton Flynn, John F. Henning, Jr. 

Absent: Commissioner John M, Sanger 

The minutes of the special meeting of August 8, 1979, and the 
regular meeting of August 14, 1979, were approved. 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached, 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0333 HH Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $66,508,99 to provide funds for replace- 
ment of trolley wire on the N line from 20th 
Avenue to 58th Avenue, under HH Contract No, 
534- L Line Streetcar Overhead System, Con- 
version for Pantograph Operation and Feeder 
Under grounding, (Power Improvement Program/ 
Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0334 HH Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under HH Contract No. 550R, West Portal 
Substation, Install Equipment; approving 
credit modification of $6,412,29; and au- 
thorizing final payment of $23,344.07 to 
Emil J. Weber Electric Company, Contractor. 
(Power Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0335 HH Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$14,705, to provide funds to adjust the 
budgeted rate of pay for Class 7279- Power- 
house Electrician Supervisor II. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0336 HH Accepting the work as being satisfactorily 
completed, and approving final payment in 
the amount of $4,835 to Hurdman and Cranstoun 
Certified Public Accountants, for services to 
the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy nacer 
and Power in connection with the S-Year 
property appraisal, in accordance with Charter 
Section 6.407. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 



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On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0337 W Accepting the work as being satisfactorily 
completed, and approving final payment of 
$1,924 to the Pitometer Associates, Consulting 
Engineers, under Professional Services Contract 
PS-156 dated June 13, 1978, for water waste 
surveys, leak detection and other hydraulic 
investigation. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0338 W Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under tVD Contract No» 1714, Installation of 
6-Inch Ductile Iron Main in I>lullen Avenue 
between Brewster and Rutledge Streets; 
approving credit modification of $869.20; and 
authorizing final piayment of $492.04 to Dalton 
Construction Company, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0339 W Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under WD Contract No. 1755, Replacement of 
Log Boom at San Andreas Reservoir in San 
Mateo County; and authorizing final payment 
of $4,239.79 to Bowen Construction, Inc., 
Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0340 M Approving Contract Change Agreement No. 21 

in the credit amount of $10,571.61 to provide 
for various deletions and changes in the work; 
and requesting the SFMRIC to approve and 
execute Contract Change Agreement No. 21, under 
Contract No, MR-617- Motor Coach Storage and 
Maintenance Facilities-Phase II, (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0341 M Awarding Contract No. MR-672- Muni Metro 

Subway and Twin Peaks Tunnel- Communications 
Data Transmission Systems- to Kingston Con- 
tracting, Inc., Burlingame, California in the 
amount of $436,200. (Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 



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On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0342 M Approving cancellation and write-off of 

uncollectible accounts receivable more than 
90 days past due, amount $236.62; and approving 
compromise and collection of Municipal Rail- 
way claims for damages against miscellaneous 

I debtors, amount $6,715.66, month of July, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0343 M Approving payment of claims, amount $48,630.11, 
from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month of 
July, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0332 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
settlement of claims aginst the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $56,550. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0344 W Authorizing the General Manager and Chief 

Engineer of the San Francisco VJater Department 
to execute an approximate 1.22 acre Land Use 
Permit to Willow Park Mountain View Homeowners 
Association for parking and landscaping purposes 
for certain Water Department property located 
in Santa Clara County, commencina September 
1, 1979, at monthly permit fee of $350 plus 
reimbursement of taxes and assessments, anu 
further subject to permit fee reviev; and 
adjustment every 3 years if not sooner revoked. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0345 M Commending the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration for its work on the splice 
detector system; and authorizing staff to 
implement a trial installation of 10 splice 
detectors, at an estimated cost of $5,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0346 M Granting approval to Brayer Electric Co. , 
to subcontract a portion of Contract No. 
MR-719 -Lighting Modifications and 
Improvements at Potrero Shop and Yard and 
Presidio Shop and Yard- to ADM Lighting 
Services in the approximate amount of 
$10,000 for the stated purpose of increasing 
minority employment. 

Vote.- Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

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On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0347 M Authorizing issuance of Municipal Railway 
revocable permit to ITT Continental Baking 
Company, Inc., for driveway purposes, of a 
portion of land 4 feet by 66 feet east of 
and adjacent to the Bryant Street Substa- 

I tion, for a consideration of $100 per year 

plus a one-time permit fee of $350. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution ^^s adopted: 

79-0348 M Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$12,021.39 to provide funds to reimburse 
Municipal Railway enployees for stolen tools 
under the provisions of the Memorandum of 
Understanding with the Automotive Machinists 
Union, Local 1305. , 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0349 M Approving supplemental appropriation, amo\int 
$7,059,170, to provide funds for increased 
operators' wages for fiscal year 1979-80, 
in compliance with Charter Section 8.4 04. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of McCrea, seconded Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0350 M Authorizing acceptance of an 18,000 foot 
Powell-Mason cable from the Broderick and 
Bascora Rope Company as the property of 
the Municipal Railway at no charge to the 
City. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Henning, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0351 M Approving expansion of the Citizen's Advisory 
Committee to monitor the Cable Car System 
Rehabilitation Proaram, and appointing the 
committee laenLers. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

On motion of Henning, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0352 M Appointing James G. Fussell, Jr., and Albert 
C. Browning to the Transport Workers Union- 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Trust Fund- 
as trustees. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Henning 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission 

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resident Pllcher apologized for the inconvenience of moving the meeting 
o Nourse AuaiLui-ivjm. About 150 people were expected at the meeting, and 
ecause of the number the Fire Department would not allow the meeting to 
e held in Room 282, City Hall. 

********** 

TEfi NO. 7 — SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 

Approving adoption of the Transportation Plan for the Elderly and 
andicapped of San Francisco, including the recommendations of the Board 
f Control. 

or 

, Approving adoption of the Transportation Plan for the Elderly and 
jmdicapped of San Francisco, NOT including the recommendations by said 
lan's Board of Control, and approving adoption of the recommendations 
f the Municipal Railway staff. 

resident Pilcher explained that in order to accommodate all of the 
peakers, individual speakers would be l;Lmited to 3 minutes, and speakers 
epresenting an organized group would be limited to 5 minutes. 

r. Harold Wilson of Danville, said he has been a paraplegic confined 
o a wheelchair for 31 years, and has worked for several years on public 
remsportation of the handicapped. He said he favors the Board of 
ontrol recommendations. When fuel becomes more scarce larger buses 
ill get the fuel for the benefit of the greater number. Muni he added, 
s a franchise and must provide public service for all in the franchised 
rea. AC Transit ordered 175 buses last Iweek with lifts on all of them, 
nd BART is accessible. Accessibility, he said, is also for visitors 
nd workers within the Bay Area. Muni has known since February 29, 1968 
the date that BART made its decision to integrate public service for 
he handicapped) that it too must do something for those with less 
mobility. 

r. Jim Leinen said he participated as a member of the Board of Control 
or the elderly and handicapped study. He spoke in favor of the 
ecommendations of the Board of Control. He said staff recommendations 
ould not meet the spirit or the letter of the law in terms of 
ccessibility. 

e said the decision to be made will have a profound effect on 

housands of elderly and handicapped people in this area, not only now but 

n the years to come. The percentage of elderly and handicapped people 

n San Francisco is higher than in other major metropolitan areas. 

any people with disabilities who live in the Bay Area are more inde- 

endent than those in other areas. 

uni staff recommendations, he said, incorporate the basic elements of 
he recent regulations issued by the Department of Transportation, in 
hich minimum standards are set. 

egulations making public transportation accessible to all have also 
pened up other aspects of life for people with disabilities, such as 
ducational and employment opportunities. Disabled individuals do not 
ave access to other forms of transportation. He said making Muni 
percent accessible after 10 years will not meet the needs of in- 
ividuals in this area. 

ir. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAPTrans, said CAPTrans has stated 
n the past that public^ransportation in San Francisco should be 
ully accessible to the elderly and handicapped. He said a commitment 
as made to former Commissioner Lydia Larsen that this "fight would 
ot die a sleeping death" . 

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APTA has lobbied strongly to diffuse th<5 movement of full ac- 
cessibility, which has resulted in the present 504 indecision 
which has to be further refined in Washington. ^^^C has drawn 
up guidelines for the operators in the Bay Area. 

He said he is a member of SPUR, as are 3 members of the PUC, 
of whom 2 are officers. A report from SPUR is contrary to the 
recommendations of the Board of Control. This report apparently 
has been endorsed by the President of the PUC while serving as a 
vice-president of SPUR, and by the vice-president serving as a 
director. CAPTrans questions the reasonable assum.ption that 
perhaps there may have been at some point in time in the drafting 
of the position paper something that could violate the Brown Act. 

Mr. Michael McGill, speaking for SPUR, said that if the Commission 
or its counsel has any questions regarding how SPUR has arrived 
at its position or whether there is any potential violation of 
the Brown Act, he will be glad to respond. 

He said the basic question is how many San Franciscans must use 
lifts. A report entitled, "A Preliminary Assessment of the 
Feasibility of Mandating Lifts for New Buses Procured Prior to 
Transbuis" was issued in March, 1978 by Booz, Allen and Hamilton 
and subsequently republished by the Department of Transportation. 

The study concludes that wheelchair lift equipment currently in 
service is unreliable and costly to maintain. No lift system 
proven suitable for service is available. The report primarily 
addresses the question of retro-fitted lifts, and points out 
that they resulted in increased fuel consvunption, increased tire 
wear, and cracking of the frames in the doors. Lifts presently 
available and in service encounter an increase in operating 
costs per transit vehicle of up to 20 percent per year. 

The Board of Control report estimates 2 percent. 

If Muni were 100 percent accessible, using current operating costs, 
annual increased operating costs for a fully fitted system would 
climb from a low of $1.4 million per year to a high of $14 million 
per year. There is a question of the magnitude of need. The Muni 
Elderly and Handicapped Accessibility Study defines 50,000 
persons as being transit handicapped in San Francisco. A far 
smaller number is dependent upon wheelchair lifts. Perhaps 300 
round trips per day would be made where use of lifts is required. 

SPUR believes that strict adherence to Federal guidelines is the 
appropriate course of action. This means that handicapped 
accessibility will be attained through purchase of new lift 
equipped buses, rather than a program of retrofitting — that Muni 
has 10 years to become 50 percent accessible for LRVs and diesel 
coaches. With respect to trolley coaches it is a negotiable 
item. SPUR, he said, supports Option B. 

Mr. Walter O'Donnell, said he has arthritis and has difficulty 
getting on and off buses. He said there will be a law suit 
because Mr. Richard Sklar, General Manager, Public Utilities, 
made a public statement to the Muni Coalition not to retrofit 
buses. Federal funds are involved. Mr. o'Donnell said he will 
see Congressman Philip Burton, who will do the legal work, and 
he will also ask him to freeze the funds at the Federal level. 
He said it takes 3 seconds to drop the lift and 5 seconds to 
bring it up. The lift can be dropped for someone with a cane, 
crutch, wheelchair or walker. Also,, he said, handicapped persons 
will not be traveling during rush hour. 



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Mr. Lyle Peterson, Coordinator of Elderly and Handicapped 
Programs, Municipal Railway, arrived at the meeting, and President 
Pilcher asked him to give his presentation, 

Mr. Sklar prefaced Mr. Peterson's remarks by stating that Mr. 
Peterson's statement is derived from his work, his staff's v/ork, 
and the activities of the Board of Control during development of 
the project. ,<— 

Mr. Peterson stated that the PUC, realizing the needs of the 
elderly and handicapped, established a Board of Control to 
oversee a study, and from that to make recommendations to the 
PUC on its findings. The elderly and handicapped program staff 
did the study with the Board of Control's participation. On 
every chapter of the Plan input was obtained from various agencies, 
After the study was completed, 6 public hearings were held. 

Following the hearings the Board of Control reviewed the various 
oommehts, and developed recommendations. Staff also contacted 
various agencies serving the elderly and handicapped, and went 
to neighborhood associations and presented the plan, and had 
extensive input. Resolution 7 A contains the recommendations of 
the Board of Control. After the study was completed the Depart- 
ment of Transportation passed its 504 regulations. From those, 
and discussions with the PUC, a staff recommendation was made 
in line with the requirements of the 504 regulations. Resolution 
7B contains the staff recommendations. 

Mr. Martin Cox said he got on the Muni Saturday at 8:30 o.m. 
fully able-bodied. He now has 2 broken wrists. He said he got 
off a 19-Polk bus a short while ago, and the driver was very 
impatient, telling him to "hurar/ up and get off. He said it 
is disappointing to see what handicapped people are going through. 

Ms. Lucy Muir, representing the Center for Independence of the 
Disabled in San Mateo County, said San Ilateo County has the 
beginnings of a good mass transit system which provides accessi- 
ble buses for the physically disabled. The problem is linkage 
in San Francisco. If SAI4Trans comes to San Francisco the 
disabled can not go any further. She spoke in favor of full 
accessibility in San Francisco. 

Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver congratulated the Commission on 
holding this hearing, which she said is unique in the history 
of San Francisco in that it is in a serious manner, beginning 
to address the needs of handicapped citizens. She said there 
are many people in San Francisco v;ith physical and emotional 
handicaps v;ho can not presently use the public transit system, 
and who can not use most of the public facilities in the City. 
This needs to be addressed, and she said she stands ready as a 
member of the Board of Supervisors and as the Chairman of the 
Finance Committee to give help in bringing matters before the 
Board, and in terms of funding if funds are available for 
disabled and handicapped people to '-nvG access to those things 
which are the rights of all people. 

Ms. Nancy McKay of the Gray Panthers stated that disabled 
children are now being main-streamed--that is the law. Young 
people will want to use public transportation, and they will 
also want to have meaningful jobs and to live meaningful lives. 
She said the disabled need not be handicapped if barriers are 
removed , 

Ms, Gay Blackford a nurse, said she 'is ,-\ mem)->er of the San 
Francisco Chapter of the California Association for the Physically 
Handicapped. She said she is active in varioun disabled groups 
in the Bay area, transit interested groups. As a nurse instruc- 
tor and a disabled person she has heard that some people do not 
think disabled persons would use an accessible transit system. 

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That is v;rong, as there are many elderly and disabled people who 
need accessible transit. 

The AC Transit System will have accessible buses operating in 
San Francisco by April of 1900. BART trains stop at 8 different 
i>Latiuns in San Francisco. She said it would be a disaster to 
have not only the San Francisco disabled and elderly but those 
throughout the Bay area not have full accessibility. She 
recommended the plan for 100 percent accessibility in 5 years. 

Margie Steiner said she is a member of BACODE and was present 
also on behalf of the Coalition for Fully Accessible Transpor- 
tation. She said there are people excluded from freedom of 
movement, including those in wheelchairs, mothers and fathers of 
small children and infants in strollers, people temporarily on 
crutches, and elders or others who can not climb stairs. She 
asked the Commission to join elders and people with disabilities 
in their struggle for civil rights, 

TransportatioD is the key to self-determination, and an important 
step to self sufficiency and jobs. She said no public hearings 
were held regarding 50 percent accessibility, and it was already 
clear that the public wanted 100 percent accessibility. In 
March, 1975, the Board of Supervisors voted for full accessibility. 
She said she did not understand why it is 5 years later that the 
matter is before the PUC, She said it took 3 weeks to let 
everyone know where the hearing was to be held, and to arrange 
for use of the only City-v;ide vans available with wheelchair 
lifts in order to transport a fev; people in wheelcbaire to the 
hearing. She said money is not the issue. 

Mr. Jonathan Willis, representing UCPA, said the disabled and 
handicapped have been waiting over 50 years for transportation. 
He said he is one of the few of the disabled community who can 
barely get on and off Muni. He said there are seats in the front 
of buses for the elderly and handicaooed, but day in and out he 
sees people who are not disabled sitting in those seats, and the 
drivers do nothing. He said the discussion is not about money, 
but about basic human rights. He said the buses must be accessi- 
ble. 

Mr, Jeff Sutter, representing the Muni Coalition, said that 
a month ago the Muni Coalition held a public meeting on 
accessibility. A number of people from the public came, and 
went away with a sense of the importance of full accessibility. 
The Muni Coalition came away from that meeting with a commitment 
to seeing something done as quickly as possible. One of the 
objections that has been made is that full accessibility will 
involve problems with slowing down service. He said this is 
extremely minor. The additional cost of making the system 
accessible is "swamped" by the work necessary to obtain adequate 
funding for Muni. He said the cost is not too great, and it is 
important for people to get around, 

Mr, Jonathan Willis read a statement for Mr. John King, who was 
not present due to illness. Mr. King is a member of the Board 
of Control. In his statement he points out that the staff report 
is unacceptable and was designed to satisfy the appallingly weak 
and inadequate DOT regulations. He further states, "v;e either 
proceed with a fully accessible MUi^I system or opt for a dis- 
criminatory, prejudicial, inferior and unequal Transportation 
Plan for the elderly and disabled". 

Ms. Florence Rogers, a member of Recrfeation for the Handicapped, 
said lifts were promised for the backs of the buses, which has 
not yet been done. She said her sister tried to help her get 
on a No. 10 bus recently, but the driver saw her with a walker 
and would not let her on. She said the City must have buses for 
the handicapped as they can not shift for themselves, and they 
also pay taxes. 

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Mr. Tex Liamara, repreoontinrj International Hotel Tenants 
Association, said help and support is needed for the handicapped. 

Mr. David Secondine said he was on a bus recently when an 
elderly lady could not get off the bus, and the bus driver did 
not assist her. 

Ms. Etta Moon, representing International Hotel Tenants 
Association, said she is a native San Franciscan, and has a 
deformity of both legs, and getting on and off buses is difficult 
when the bus is not parked close to the curb. She said since she 
and elderly tenants of the International Hotel were evicted and 
must now commute it is a hardship. 

Ms. Carol Raugust, of Hayward, said she is presently cOBcnutinf 
to San Francisco State College, and working temporarily m the 
City. She said she has been a medical technolorjist for 12 years, 
and handicapped people do go into mainstream professions. How- 
ever, getting to job opportunities has become almost impossible. 
With the gas price going up she thought of BART, but she can 
not get to and from BART because she can not get her motorized 
wheelchair . on the buses. She said she has had polio since 
infancy, and is unable to push herself the great distance between 
the elevator and the BART ticket counter, and so needs the use 
of her motorized wheelchair. Many people use their own vans, 
which may get to 19 miles per gallon of gas. This is taking 
a larger amount of the wages of people already economically 
disadvantaged. Also, insurance for handicapped in their automo- 
biles is almost prohibitive. She urged getting maximum 
accessibility on all buses as soon as possible. She said her 
only alternative, economically speaking, will be to retire soon 
on welfare. 

Mr. Hank Wilson, representing the Tenderloin Neighborhood 
Association, said many residents in the tenderloin are disabled 
and are also elderly. These people live m axi neighborhoods of 
San Francisco and need to travel everywhere at all times of 
the day. In the past, he said, San Francisco has taken a stand 
on almost every progressive issue in the country, and the City 
needs to reach out to all people. If new buses are obtained 
they should be 100 percent accessible. It should not be 
necessary to hold any more hearings, and all San Franciscans 
should be able to begin enjoying their lives. 

Mr. Jim Pottenger, representing C.I.D., said he is an occupa- 
tional therapist and finds it frustrating to spend from 6 months 
to 3 years with clients watching them work hard to overcome 
limitations, and then seeing them "stuck at home or in the 
hospital". He said it is a shame that skills which could be 
utilized are not because of something as basic as transporta- 
tion. 

Mr, Hale Zukas, of CIL, through an interpreter, said he would 
like to correct a few statements made by the representative 
from SPUR. One is the widely held misconception that lifts 
would only be a help for wheelchair users. There are many 
semi- ambulatory people for whom steps are a barrier. AC 
Transit ordered 17 5 accessible buses last week, and had to 
decide which lift to order. The most important factor in their 
final decision was that the vapor lift was better suited to 
standing people. The person from SPUR said that lifts were 
not reliable. It should be kept in mind that lift technology 
is moving very rapidly, and will move even more rapidly with 
the 504 regulations. Reliable lifts are now available. 



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Mr. Dave Clisbee said he was told 5 years ago that he would 
never walk again, but he is walking today. He said people 
should gee a cano, crutch, or wheelchair and experience what it 
is like to have a handicap. Hu said fully accessible buses 
are needed now, 

Ms, Freeda Caesar, a member of the Gray Panthers, said many 
elderly people find it impossible to board Muni buses, as the 
steps are too high. The Gray Panthers of San Francisco support 
making Muni 100 percent accessible to the elderly and handicapped, 
and by 1985 rather than 1989. 

This concluded the public testimony, and President Pilcher asked 
I4r. Sklar for his comments. 

Mr, Sklar said that from a management standpoint staff is 
committed to providing total transportation mobility for 
everyone in the area served. He said he uses the term "mobility" 
rather than accessibility because it is important that the entire 
community understand that the obligation is a broad one, and 
there are limits as to what can be done. 

All of the trcuisoortation handicapped have the staff's present 
and permanent commitment to delivery of transportation services. 
This is not a commitment to any one form of solution of 
transportation handicapped problems. Accessibility has to be 
considered in terms of the needs of all of those who do not have 
the freedom to use the transportation system as it now exists. 
Mr. Sklar referred to a memorandum written to the other Com- 
missioners by Commissioner Sanger. This memorandum raises 
questions relative to the report prepared by the Board of Control, 
and the elderly and handicapped study, and asks for additional 
information. Commissioner Sanger requested, and Mr. Sklar 
agreed, that the questions he raised relative to the solution 
of the total problem of transportation mobility be addressed. 
He requested that Mi. Peterson analyze Commissioner Sanger's 
remarks, and report back to the PUC. 

President Pilcher explained that Commissioner Sanger could not 
be present, but has broken down the types of handicaps, and is 
concerned that lumping all handicaps together does not give any 
indication as to how best to serve the different groups. He 
has asked that his statistics be studied so that the best 
possible service can be delivered to the entire handicapped 
community. She said that Mr. Peterson will see that the maior 
organizations have a copy of Commissioner Sanger '9 memorandum. 

Mr. Sklar added that copies can be obtained from Mr. Lyle 
Peterson by calling 558-2335, 

Commissioner McCrea moved that Mr. Peterson prepare a response 
to the questions raised by Commissioner Sanger, and Commissioner 
Henning seconded the motion, which was unanimously passed by the 
Commission, 

Mr, Sklar referred to a memorandum he sent to the Commission 
dated August 27, 1979, in which he quoted some information 
brought to his attention by Dr. John M. Christensen, Assistant 
General Manager, Finance. This is language in the current 
Appropriations Act going through the U.S. Congress, and it 
was put into the comments in preparation for this year's 
Appropriation Act by Congressman Duncan's Transportation 
Committee. Mr. Peterson and his staff have had a difficult 
time, as regulations have been changing rapidly. The most 
recent 504 regulations were less stringent than the previous 
ones. 



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Mr. Sklar read the 2 paragraphs in the Appropriations Act with 
reference to Section 504 regulations. This memorandum is attached 
hereto and made a part of these minutes. He said Mr« Peterson 
will make this Congressional language available to his regular, 
mailing list, and to anyone who calls and asks for it, Mr. 
Sklar said Congress is reacting to pressures brought to its 
attention and to economic realities. Before any firm action is 
taken by the PUC, he said, the latest intent of the Congress 
should be known, and the latest interpretation of that intent 
by the new Secretary of Treinsportation, Neil Goldsmith, He said 
ftjr. Peterson will take this information into account in responding 
to Commissioner Sanger's request. 

In light of the memorandum that expresses Congressional reser- 
vation regarding funding Section 504, Commissioner McCrea said 
he would like Mr, Peterson to determine from UMTA whether it 
will be willing to provide funding for transit access in excess 
of the requirements of the most recent regulations. He said UMTA 
would be honor bound to sometime provide funding for the minimum 
requirements of the new 504 regulations, but what resolution A 
proposes is considerably in excess of that, 

Mr. Sklar stated that the new Congressional intent may provide 
additional alternatives. Therefore, he said, it would not be 
appropriate to uaxe action on vrhat may be onl\ 2 of a series of 
choices. 

Commissioner McCrea asked Mr. Peterson to claiify his proposal 
with respect to actual percent of the diesel fleet witicli would 
be accessible using the replacement schedule that is part of 
the capital improvement program. He said that the characteri- 
zation of this as being only 50 percent accessible within 10 
years is overly pessimistic in viev/ of the replacement schedule, 
and the requirement that all new buses must' bs equipped with 
lifts. He said this would be of assistance in making some 
cinalysis of the staff recommendations year by year, and the 
percentage of the system that really is ecctinsible, 

commissioner Henning asked if it v;ould be productive for Mr, 
Peterson to meet with the handicapped groups in public meetings 
prior to reporting back to the PUC» 

Mr. Peterson said he would set up a meeting v/ith these groups, 

Presicent Pilcher stated that a public hearing on this matter 
v;ill be held on October 23, 1979, in Room :'.32 City Hall, How- 
ever, she said, if there is any indication the group attending 
will be larger than the one present today it will be moved to 
a larger location. 

The following item was taken out of order, 

ITEM I-TC, 9— Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer 
of the San Francisco Water Department to proceed with the 
enactment of a final and accepteible plan which is satisfactory 
to the respective agencies, for use of a portion of the ViJater 
De.-^ar ':.~\ent's Crystal Springs watershed property for the con- 
struction of an access roadway to connect botveen State High- 
way P.'ute 280 and Crestview Drive in San Carlos. (Continued 
from meeting of June 26, 1979) 

Mr. Eugene J, Kelleher, General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, passed out copies of photographs of the area to the 
Commission. Mr. S.H. Cantwcll, Jr., DirecJ-or of Public works, 
San Mateo County, also passed out photographs. The area involved 
is within San Carlos city limits. 

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Mr, Kelleher stated that staff had not recoinmended this extension, 
but has reviewed it, and can live with it, providing that San 
Mateo County can regulate any vandalism. 

President Pilcher opened the meeting to the public, and said 
speakers would be limited to 3 minutes each. 

Mr. Cantwell, representing the San Mateo County Board of 
Supervisors, made a brief presentation. He explained that Mr. 
Michael Barrett, former Mayor of Redwood City, now field 
representative for Congressman Bill Royer, representing the 11th 
California Congressional District, was availeible at the last 
meeting, but is on vacation nov/. He said a letter from Congress- 
man Royer will be discussed by one of the Councilmen from San 
Carlos. 

He said San Francisco and San Mateo County must work very closely 
on all issues that affect the social, economic, and financial 
concerns of the citizens, with a view of the large overall picture 
of what the 2 jurisdictions are trying to accomplish. He 
commented that in June, 1978, representatives of San Francisco 
interests, Mr. Leo Jedd and Leonard Steffanelli, met with San 
Mateo County officials. He referred to a letter to the Com- 
mission, which members of the Commission said they had read. He 
said the main concerns of San Mateo County are contained at the 
end of the letter where environmental concerns are discussed, 
together with the check lists and answers to those questions. In 
sending environmental check lists to staffs of the various agencies 
several important questions and comments were received. One 
comment questioned the adequacy of the road section and the align- 
ment for use of the Vista Point Road. The Public Horks Depart- 
ment has reviewed the State's design on the Vista Point Road and 
has checked with CALTrans officials, and the existing road meets 
all Federal highway and CALTrans specifications for freeway access 
roads, l>oth for alignment and structural integrity. With the aid 
of a map he indicated the location of the Vista Point Road which 
the County is interested in connecting to the parallel road which 
is about 300 or 4 00 feet away from the Vista Point Road. 

He said one other comment received pointed out that the proposed 
road connection would cut the watershed property, at least on the 
easterly side of 1-28 0, into a northerly and southerly section, 
making it hazardous for fauna to transverse this road. He said 
this is not a unique situation for the watershed property, but 
the problem is easily mitigated if that is necessary. The 1-280 
alignment, when built, split the watershed property into easterly 
and westerly halves, and for a section of 4 miles between State 
Highway 92 in San Mateo and Edgewood Road in Redwood City there 
is no specific crossing for v/ildlife. 

This alignment was supported by the Sierra Club and the PUC, 
Additionally, Edgewood Road bisects the watershed property into 
northerly and southerly sections, with no wildlife crossing. 
State Highway 92 does the same thing to the north, and Bunker 
Hill Road does the same thing north of Highway 92, 

Mr, Cantwell said the important pluses are the two items that 
have to do with problems that the Water Department has on this 
property. One concerns the ability to fight fires on watershed 
property. VJith this connection the San Carlos Fire Department 
could easily respond to fires in this vicinity. Also, Mr. 
Cantwell said, San Mateo County has a letter from the City of 
£an Carlos pledging that the San Carlos Police Department would 
include tUo victa Point as a part of its regular patrols. 



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He said many positive features would accrue to both San Francisco 
and San Carlos. For San Carlos there would be a reduction of 
poak hour traffic spilling over into residential streets. For 
San Francitii^w there would be increased security of the watershed 
properties from fire and vandalism. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that at the time the subdivision 
was approved there was no assurance that the traffic would not 
pass through the City of San Carlos. 

Mr. John Buchanan, Mayor of San Carlos, explained that the 
development was approved as a result of a court order of the 
Superior Court of San Mateo County, as the result of a $10 
million law suit in an attempt by the City of San Carlos to 
reduce the density. Also, a barricade by Belmont has increased 
the problem. 

Responding to Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Buchanan stated that the 
property was zoned single family low density. He said there 
was a traffic problem before the development was built, 

Ms, Lennie Roberts, Vice-President of Committee for Green 
Foothills, asked the Commission to deny the request of San 
Carlos and San Mateo County. She said her organization's primary 
concern jp ''M'th the values in the watershed and the impacts of 
any encroachment by a road of this type. To allow San Carlos 
to connect with this Vista Point could become a precedent for 
other cities, San Carlos did approve subdivisions in its western 
hills, and has not planned for the traffic impacts. Building 
roads does encourage more use of the automobile. San Carlos 
should encourage people to use SAI^ITrans and the Southern Pacific. 

Mr. Jamos Golser, representing the San Carlos-Belmont Sierra 
Club, scid if there is a traffic problem it is because the 
people -o not use public transit. He said there are 2,000 
homes i; that area. Buses have a capacity for 50 people. He 
checked the buses yesterday, which carry people to the S.P. 
station and the bus terminal, and the first bus carried 12 people. 
The second bus carried 6 people, and 1 person rode the third bus. 

He said the proposed connection would .increase traffic in the 
hills because people who now travel northward by way of the 
Redwood City connection to 1-280 will instead go through San 
Carlos. He said the bus goes on Crestivew Drive. 

Mr, Walter Droste, representing the Peninsula regional group of 
the Sierra Club, said he lives on Sklyline Boulevard in San 
Mateo County. He said he is a member of the Executive Committee 
of that group, v/hich has 3000 members in San Mateo County. He 
said the Executive Committee is unanimously opposed to the pro- 
posed access road which would destroy the integrity of the Vista 
Point. To make the Vista Point a thoroughfare vrould destroy 
its tranquility and safety. He said the reasons for the 
requested access are not valid or substantial. He said he drove 
from the barrier between San Carlos and Belmont to the access 
to 1-280 on Edgewood Road, and it took about 4 minutes. 

Ms, Lee M. Law, a resident of San Carlos since 1951, said 
the development referred to was re-zoned for condominium 
development, and there are 369 condominiums being built. She 
said there is an inter-City squabble betv/een San Carlos and 
Belmont that hopefully will be resolved soon. At present there 
are two outlets — one. Quarry Road leading from Crestivew to 
Edgewood and 1-200; the other is at ^he end of Crestivew connecting 
to Hallmark Drive and barricaded. She said the Vista Point 
northbound only connection is not needed, but upgrading the 
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Mr. John Gillilanl, Chairman of the Sierra Club' a watershed Task 
Force, a group of Sierra Club members from various subdivisions 
within the Club throughout the Peninsula, urged that the 
Commission reaffirm its commitment to a protective policy for the 
watershed lands; and discourage San Carlos and San Mateo county 
Department of Public VJorks, and any other cities that would use 
the ease of access to the watershed lands as an incentive to 
avoid the difficult internal planning choices which sooner or 
later must be male. He urged the PUC to deny the proposal for a 
road connection across watershed property, 

Mr. John Buchanan said he thinks the goals of San Francisco 
and San Mateo County are the same — to promote an acceptable 
environment ' for all citizens. In San Carlos open space must 
live in harmony with a decent place for all citizens to live. The 
situation in San Carlos is peculiar because of the topography. 
There are a limited nuinber of streets which are already over- 
crowded, even without projecting the types of growth alluded to 
by previous speakers. Recommended solutions are forthcoming from 
2 traffic studies San Carlos has had in on effort to try to 
reduce the already existing unacceptable situation. San Carlos 
is looking at traffic growth rates on Club Drive alone of over 
204 percent, 25 percent on Melody, and 23 percent on Brittan. 
These are the streets leading out of the area. San Carlos already 
has 9,000 to 10,000 vehicles per day--an extremely dangerous 
situation. The alternatives are buillin^ a road with a very 
minor incursion on the v/atershed, or doing nothing at all. If 
nothing is done, the problem will deteriorate, harming the en- 
vironment for thousands of people in San Carlos and those who 
will move there in the future, 

Mr. William Steele, City Councilman, San Carlos, said he would 
like to speak as an environmentalist. He said he was on the 
Council when the settlement of the density on the hill was 
reached. Prior to being on the Council he fought for reduced 
density. In the end the City of San Carlos had very little 
choice regarding the density of that property. After years of 
litigation the negotiated settlement under court direction was 
for 269 units. However, those units are there and pressure is 
there for an access to 1-280. He said as an environmentalist 
he has fought for open space adjacent to that Vista Point, but 
that environmentalists hurt their cause by being dogmatic and 
inflexible. He said if the benefits to the people of San 
Carlos are weighed against the negligible environmental impact 
there is only one correct decision. He said the City Council 
of Belmont has supported the request. He said there is also 
widespread support in San Carlos and a need for this access. 

Ms. Pat Bennie, Councilv/oman from San Carlos, stated that 
Congressman Royer, as a member of the Board of Supervisors, has 
been working for 5 or 6 years trying to gain this access for the 
City of San Carlos. She said the barricade situation occurred 
after the fact, not before, and that in addition to the traffic 
problem there is one of safety. Any major fires in the western 
hills could result in a disaster without some type of access 
from the area. This access is also needed to bring in fire 
equipment in case of fire in the watershed area. She said she 
would dispute Mr. Droste's claim that the driving time is 4 
minutes, as she drives that route every day. She said this would 
be the last connection, as all the major cities of the Peninsula 
do have a connection to 1-280. She said that as electeJ officials 
the Councilmen represent the entire City and have widespread 
support for the proposed access. 

Commissioner Henning said this may be a situation where an 
on-site visit would be in order. 

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Mr. Sklar said Mr. Kelleher would set up an on-site visit with 
the Commission. 

Coitunissicnr-^ Henning rT\ovcd to defer a vote on this matter until 
the Commission has had an opportunity to visit the site. .. — 

Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion which was unanimously 
passed by the Commission. 

'Commissioner Henning suggested that interested parties be 
notified when this matter is again heard. 



Resolution Wo. 79-0352 — Approving expansion of the Citizen's 
Advisory Committee to monitor the Ceile Car Svstem Rehabilitation 
Program, and appointing the committee members. 

President Pilcher said Mr. Virgil P. Caselli, Chairman, Citizen's 
Advisory Committee, wrote a letter to the PUC containing 
recommendations for potential appointment to the Committee. She 
said more names were submitted than there are vacancies. 

Commissioner McCrea said there should be no great limit on the 
niomber of people participating, as the Committee is purely 
advisory and there is no cost involved. He moved that all of 
the persons recommended by existing members of the Committee (as 
set forth in Mr. Caselli's letter) be added to the Committee. 

President Pilcher explained that would mean adding 6 members, 
and that one existing member has resigned because of other 
commitments. 

Commissioner Henning seconded the motion, which was unanimously 
passed. 

THEREUPCXJ THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4:30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

^ September 11, 1979 



COMMISSIONERS 
Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice-President 
H, Welton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



OCT 9 1979 



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DEPARTMENTS 
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Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 

Richard Sklar 

GENERAL MANAGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call To Order: 2:02 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice-President Peter McCrea, 
Conunissioners H. Welton Flynn, John M, Sanger 

Absent: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of August 28, 1979, were approved, 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0354 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 585- 
Marina Substation Area, Underground Power 
Facilities and Related Work. Estimated Cost: 
$465,000. (Power Iit^rovement Program) 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0355 HH Awarding HH Contract No. 582-South Van Ness 
Avenue, Sixteenth to Army Street, South Van 
Ness to Mission; Underground Duct System- 
to W.R. Thomason, Inc., Martinez, California 
in the amount of $461,470. (Power Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0356 HH Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $5,365 to provide funds for additional 
work, under HH Contract No. 549- Bryant 
Substation and Power Control Center, Construct 
Building and Install Equipment. (Power Improve- 
ment Program) 

Vote; Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0357 W Approving settlement of the unlitigated claim 
of Richard G. Ottonboni, Superior Court No, 
722-687, against the San Francisco Water 
Department, in the amount of $8,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0351 M Amending Resolution No. 79-0351 to define the 
(Amended) composition of the Cable Car Citizens Advisory 
Committee as consisting of nine (9) qualified 
and interested citizens appointed by the Public 
Utilities Commission, one cable car employee 
appointed by the General Manager of the 
Municipal Railway, and the Cable Car Division 
Manager . 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0358 M Authorizing bid call for Contract No. I4R-678- 
Muni Metro Subwav and Twin Peaks Tunnel. 
Furnishing and Installing Public Address Systems. 
Estimated Cost; $145,000. (Transit Improvement 
Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0359 M Authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-679- 
Muni Metro Subway and Twin Peaks Tunnel- 
Furnishing and Installing Closed Circuit TV 
Systems. Estimated Cost: $122,000. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0353 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $41,419.80. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0360 HH Authorizing the transfer of two cable reel 

dollies to the Orange Empire Railway Museum for 
preservation and use for historical purposes 
on a permanent loan basis. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0361 HH Rescinding condition regarding specific use 
and right of occupancy contained in original 
grant to the Recreation and Park Commission 
of the Crocker-Amazon Reservoir Tract. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER- Mr. Richard Sklar 
Accident Injuring Two Linemen 

Mr, Sklar reported that two linemen were injured in an accident 
this morning when a truck tower collapsed. Both men are in San 
Francisco General Hospital. One has no serious injuries, and the 
extent of the other man's injuries are not yet known. The cause 
of the accident is not known, but there was a mechanical failure 
in the lift truck. 

Municipal Railway Patronage 

There is now "incredible patronage" on the Municipal Railvjay smd 
a lack of equipment to handle this patronage. Muni is missing 
no equipment runs, but is missing some operator runs. 

On the new ix and the 38 lines people are being left standing 
at stops. Additional services will be added to those lines on 
Septejnber 17, 1979, by taking from other lines with less demand. 
The IX bus is now filled by 12th Avenue, and is supposed to pick 
up people all the way to Arguello before its run downtown. 

In addition to the reasons for energy conservation and the move 
towards public transit, the new service to the Richmond District 
provides such effective express service to downtown that people 
who "never saw the inside of a bus before are now riding? Mr. 
Sklar said he sees no long term answer until Muni can use part 
time dirvers and possibly obtain increased Federal wid State 
funding. 

President Pilcher cited complaints from people who "do not work 
at the end of the line," and who can not get on an express bus 
without walking 5 to 7 blocks. 

MX. Sklar replied that the express buses are designed to run from 
the extreme end of the line. If these buses pick up people 
on the way, they become another local bus. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that the only express bus that 
was changed is the 30 which formerly picked up people as far 
as Powell Street. 

He added, that the ix and probably the 31 Balboa are heavily 
patronized by school chilaren. He said 4 or 50 school children 
get on these buses and get off at Presidio to transfer. These 
buses are leaving adults who need to go downtown. There may or 
may not be people waiting at Presidio to board the buses. 

Commissioner McCrea said, he does not believe the school children 
are being charged the express fare because they get on whatever 
bus comes along, whether it is a local or an express. The 
drivers know the school children will get off the bus before it 
turns into an express. He said a concerted effort should be 
made through the schools in Pacific Heights to educate the 
children not to ride the express buses but to ride the local 
buses. 

Mr. Sklar said this could be tried. He suggested having the 
express buses make the last stop at Laurel Street. 

Commissioner Sanger said he sees this problem all over the 
City, at all times. He commented that on September 10th every 
streetcar line on Market Street at 3:00 p.m. was "crammed". 

Mr. Sklar said September 10 was a State and City holiday, and 
it was difficult to keep mechanics at work. 

Commissioner Sanger asked about the progres.. with streetcar 
maintenance. 

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equipment. Compared with former statistics, this is an 
outstanding performance. 

Commissioner Pilcher commented that breakdowns .occur 2 or 3 
times a week. 

Mr. Sklar said de-wirements are a daily occurence, and will be 
until Muni gets all new wires. 

Commissioner Seuiger asked if it is only the M Line that stops 
streetcar service early in the evening. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that everything is off at 11:00 p.m., but only the M Line 
service stops at 7:00 p.m. This is because in the past there 
has been no need for service on the M Line after 6:00 p.m. The 
M bus is used from West Portal, and also circled through Park 
Merced . 

Commissioner Sanger said he is now going to San Francisco State 
College twice a week, and classes last until 7:00 p.m. 

Mr. Green said this may have to be adjusted in the next streetceur 
assignment. Regarding the overcrowding problem on September 10, 
Mr. Green stated that Muni has always used a weekday non-school 
schedule on a holiday such as Labor Day, which was always 
sufficient. He said yesterday was cm extraordinary and unusual day 
for patronage on Muni . 

Commissioner McCrea said mass transit has been promoted in 
San Francisco for a long time. People are beginning to use Muni 
to a larger degree and service is improving. Muni is practically 
a victim of its own propaganda. He said serious consideration 
should be given on how to fund expansion of services, what it 
would cost and how many more coaches could be put on the street. 
He said the source of funding could be a second issue. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 
Sources of New Funding for Expanded Services 

Commissioner Sanger stated that when the Gruen & Gruen report 
was presented he was disappointed that there was nothing in it 
about sources of new funding, especially for expanded services. 
While the Planning Department has been doing some work in this 
area, the PUC and Muni staff must take the initiative in coming 
up with proposals for additional funding. 

A special taxing district has been discussed which has even been 
favored by some downtown developers. The possibility of a new 
construction tax has been discussed. However, no one is 
pursuing these possibilities as options, and only the staff 
knows the kind of funding necessary and how to relate it to 
service. 

Mr Sklar said he agreed, but ciny new funding obtainable would 
be from the City's general fund whore there would be the same 
battle getting Muni's share of it or there would have to be 
a pre-agreement that if funds go to Muni they are not offset 
by a reduction in the City's general tax level support. He said 
staff was advised last week that there will be a shortfall of 
$71 million or $117 million next year, according to divergent 
estimates by Harvey Rose, Supervisors' Analyst, and Rudy 
Nothenberg of the Mayor's staff. If this is correct Muni's 
share from the general fund would drop, and anything received 
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Mr. Sklar said he is meeting with Ms. Liz Robbins, the City's 
Lobbyist in Washington, week after next regarding the cable cars 
and trolley coaches and on the entire question of DOT and the 
general level of funding. 

On September 17, 1979, all the West coast rail operators are 
meeting in San Francisco to see if a larger share of Federal 
funds can be given to West coast operators, who have been short- 
changed compared to those in the East in the past two years. 

Commissioner Sanger reiterated that no ^ne is taking the initiative 
within City government to come up with alternative sources of 
local funding. 

Mr. Sklar replied that one of the tasks of the Mayor's Task Force 
is to come up with a proposal for alternative City funding. Muni 
is only one of the departments being considered. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if someone is assigned to specifically 
investigate sources for Muni, what they might be, what they could 
produce, and what it would mean in terms of services. 

Mr. Sklar said this is not possible with the current staffing 
situation and an overworked financial department. He said there 
may be someone available to do this work in a month. 

Automobiles 

Commissioner Flynn said he would like a report to the PUC 
regarding the fleet of automobiles — to whom they are assigned, the 
present use, proposed future use, and the procedure to be im- 
plemented in view of the "so called " restrictions of the Board 
of Supervisors, 

Mr. Sklar stated that Mr. Frank Baggetta, Transit Equipment 
Supervisor, has made a study of what exists, where, and an 
alternative use plan to cut back on usage. He said the Commission 
will have copies of this study before the PUC meeting of September 
25, 1979. 

PUC Calendar 

Commissioner McCrea asked if a change will be made in the PUC 
calendar so that all the construction items are !>resented by 
Mr. Oral L. Moore, Deputy General Manager, and OAef Engineer, 
PUC. 

Mr. Sklar replied this will be done when all additions are made 
in staffing. 

Adhesive Posters on Buses 

Commissioner McCrea commented that there is at least one bus now 
operating which has adhesi/e posters on it (transit advertising) . 
Two years ago the Commission rejected the use of adhesive posters. 
He said this is a diesel coisch from Kirkland Yard. 

Mr. Sklar said staff will investigate. 

Elderly and Handicapped Accessibility 

Commissioner Sanger thanked the Commission for holding over the 
issue of the elderly and handicapped accessibility. He said, 
however, he failed to see why the issue should be delayed until 
October 23, 1979. It is being perceived, unfortunately, as 
a delaying tactic rather than as an e<=fort to respond to the 
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He said there is nothing in his memo which would require 60 days 
for a staff response. Either through a committee of the PUC or 
early scheduled public hearings it is essential to come to some 
conclusion as to a plan, and communicate it very early to MTC 
and UMTA as an adopted policy. 

Mr. Sklar said it would be useful to see what the intent of 
Congress is, as this will have an impact on the Commission's 
plan. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that Muni has taken longer than 
other transit properties in developing a plan, and President 
Pilcher noted that AC Transit has no plan. 

Commissioner Sanger said he is in favor of the Commission at 
least coming up with a policy on a monetary budget as a minimum 
first step. 

Mr. Sklar said he met recently with Mr. Hale Zukas, who testified 
at the public hearing. He said he will meet with several other 
persons from the handicapped community in an attempt to initiate 
a dialog with the advocates of total accessibility as opposed to 
those concerned with mobility for the entire disabled and handi- 
capped community. Staff will endeavor to come back with a plan 
rather than simply cinswers to questions. Unless the Commission 
determines that this matter become a higher priority in terms 
of his time, Mr. Sklar said 60 days is the best that can be done. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if there is any financial jeopardy 
involved in delaying the matter for 60 days. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
replied that MTC has been under criticism from UMTA for not 
having an approved plan. MTC has now submitted a plan which is 
being considered by UMTA. He said Muni is in no more jeopardy 
than it has been and that 60 days probably won't make any 
difference. 

Mr. Sklar requested that Dr. Christensen check with MTC and UMTA, 
particularly in light of the new Congressional language. 

Commissioner Sanger said he does not want the Commission's decision 
to rest entirely on what is happening with regard to Federal 
legislation. 

Driver Identification 

President Pilcher asked what is happening in regard to driver 
identification. 

Mr. Sklar replied this involves new uniforms. He said Ms. Nancy 
Keane, Assistant General Manager, Administration, PUC, is 
working on this matter. 

Fare Collection for Candlestick Park 

President Pilcher said she was called by a group of people who 
went to Candlestick Park. They were pleased to be handed 
instructions and told that they could board at both ends of the 
buses. However, at the Park inspectors were present but back 
doors were closed. 

Mr. Green said 56,000 people were at the ball park September 
9, 1979, 11,000 of whom used Muni. He said by the time he 
walked out of the ball game those people were gone.. 

Commissioner Flynn said he watched the loading on September 
9 for 20 to 30 minutes, and it worked beautifully. 



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Commissioner Flynn asked about the cable car conductor who was 
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Commissioner Flynn agreed with Mr. Sklar that this is a small 
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Mr. Sklar said he would hope that either an inspector or a 
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of consulting with one of the City's leading clothiers for free 
designing services. 

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Resolution No. 79-0361--Rescinding condition regarding specific 
use and right of occupancy contained in original grant to the 
Recreation and Park Commission of the area known as the Crocker- 
Amazon Reservoir Tract. 

President Pilcher explained that the Commission has been informed 
that this matter can not be acted upon without first having an 
environmental review. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why Hetch Hetchy retains jurisdiction 
over this property if it has no use for it, 

Mr. Moore replied that it is historical. The property was 
purchased by the Hetch Hetchy System. 

Commissioner McCrea said the only problem with approving the 
resolution as written is that it reads, "That this Commission 
hereby grants permission to the Recreation aid Park Commission 
to lease said portion of the Crocker-Amazon Tract to a 
concessionaire to construct and operate a golf driving range." 

Commissioner Sanger asked if there is any reason for Hetch 
Hetchy to retain jurisdiction. 

Mr. Moore replied that the property in question was originally 
proposed as a reservoir site, and it is not known if the City 
will have any use for additional reservoirs in San Francisco. 
This was the reason it was acquired. The temporary assignment 
to the Recreation and Park Commission was because at some time 
the City might wish to take it back for reservoir purposes. 

Mr. Marcel E. Conrad III, Concessions Supervisor, Recreation 
and Parks Department, said the Department would not put a golf 
course on the property without the approval of City Planning 
and the Board of Permit Appeals. 

Responding to Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Edmund Bacigalupi, Deputy 
City Attorney, said there was no reason the PUC could not pass 
the resolution as written. 

Commissioner Sanger said the Commission should ultimately 

convey the land in question to the Recreation and Park Commission 

as Hetch Hetchy has no use for it. 



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PUC may want to plough the property up and use it for a bus 
yard. 

Commissioner Sanger moved the resoj-ution with the following 
amendment: changing the 4th WHEREAS and the RESOLVED to read, 
"WHEREAS, This Commission has no reason to be involved in 
determining specific uses of property previously granted to the 
Recreation and Park Commission in terms of right of occupancy; 
now therefore, be it 

"RESOLVED, That this Commission hereby rescinds the condition of 
the original grant above cited". 

Commissioner McCrea seconded the motion which was unanimously 
passed. 

ITEM NO, 10 — Providing for the enforcement of Sections 51 and 

52 of the Municipal Police Code which stipulate that smoking 

is prohibited in the enclosed areas of Municipal Railway vehicles, 

cuid the resulting penalty; and approving the policy whereby Muni 

vehicles will be stopped if smoking materials are not extinguished; 

and directing staff of the Municipal Railway to take appropriate 

action to implement this resolution. 

President Pilcher commented that she receives many calls from 
passengers who see drivers smoking. 

Mr. Green stated that in discussions with the union this morning, 
union members asked that this item be taken off calendar for 
further discussion with them. He said the problem of drivers 
smoking en route is a continuing one. 

Commissioner McCrea asked why the union wants this matter taken 
off calendar, and Commissioner Flynn replied that the union does 
not want the drivers enforcing it. 

Commissioner Sanger stated that it is difficult for the driver 
to know when people are smoking or a crowded bus. Also, without 
the assistance of the transit police it will be impossible for 
the driver to stop people from smoking by singly stopping the 
bus. 

Mr. Green commented that Muni management has looked at all of 
the problems on vehicles, including smoking, playing radios, 
failure to pay fares, boisterous behavior and unlawful acts, and 
it was decided to attack them one at a time. 

President Pilcher commented that other transit districts enforce 
no smoking rules. 

Mr, Green said he would like to give this issue a fair hearing, 
and that the Commission as a policy making body will help staff 
design a plan to enforce the no smoking policy. 

Commissioner McCrea said there will not be a workable policy 
until there is an efficient and effective radio in every vehicle, 
and trying to enforce this policy will involve some "hassles" . 

Mr. Sklar said there is a no smoking rule, and whatever opera- 
tional decision is necessary to enforce it can be made. It is 
an illegal offense which can be c.ced, such as a parking viola- 
tion. 

President Pilcher commented that the no smoking rule is being 
enforced on BART successfully. 



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transit police have citation authority and do issue citations. 
However, they have now been instructed to stop people from 
beating up other people, and have been concentrating on that. 
He said one of the difficulties with citations is that people 
have to identify themselves. He said this matter will be 
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President Pilcher directed that this item be taken off calendar. 

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ITEM NO. 11 — Authorizing circulation of a Request for Proposals 
for consultant assistance in the design, development and ? ole- 
mentation of an employee counseling and referral program for 
the Municipal Ra-iway, 

President Pilcher said the proposal seems to be vague in terms 
of what is desired or what will be obtained. She said the 
proposal does not indicate if people will be told they must go 
for counseling, or just advised to do so. The proposal does not 
indicate if such referral will be in an individual's record. 

Mr. Sklar stated all of this will come out in the program. He 
added that San Francisco General Hospital has called in the past 
two days. The hospital has a major program in which they look 
at driver health and psychological problems. It may well be, 
he said, that staff elects not to go to a private firm, but to 
use the auspices of this new program. 

Commissioner Sanger asked why this is being done, and why it is 
not a City-wide operation, 

Mr. Lynn Pio, Transit Environmental Coordinator, said it is a 
City-wide operation at Scin Francisco General Hospital, but 
there is a staff of only two people. Muni's experiences in the 
past at the hospital have not been entirely satisfactory. 

r4r. Green stated that Muni has a serious problem of alcoholisn 
and drug use. At the present time operators with an alcoholism 
problem are fired. However, it is realized that there is help 
which can be given to individuals. Perhaps dispatchers and 
superintendents can spot someone with a tendency to alcoholism 
or drug abuse, and by counseling and referrals provide assis- 
tance. He commented that at budget time last year the Commission 
budgeted $30,000 for such a program. This was approved by the 
Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, 

Mr, Green stated that in his opinion such a program would be of 
value to the Municipal Railway operators. He commented that 
to date the City-wide services have not been very successful. 

Mr. Sklar asked if Ms. Nancy Keane, Assistant General Manager, 
Administration, and Mr. Lynn Pio could review this matter and 
come back to the Commission with a suggestion as to how to deal 
with a real problem which should not be treated in a punitive 
but in a helpful manner. 

Commissioner Sanger said he has one proviso — that the exploration 
must involve ascertaining what programs are in existence in the 
City. He commented that Muni is not in the business of performing 
health control. There is a Department of Public Health. 



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City, and services will not be duplicated. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if additional money will be needed to 
fund the proposed program. 

Mr. Green said the proposal asks prospective consultants to 
design and implement a program with the $30,000 for 10 months. Any 
referrals would have to be at low cost or no cost to the employee. 
There could be a cost to an individual's medical insurance. 

President Pilcher directed that this item be continued. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 2:50 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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^^PUBLIC UTILITIES COMI?ISSION 
CITY MW COmTY OF SAN FRAi^iCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 

Mayor 
Room 282, City Hall 

2t00 P.M. 
September 25, 197 9 

COMMISSIONERS 
Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice-President 
H, Wei ton F ly nn 
John F. Henning'f Jr. 
John II. Sanger 



OCT 19 1979 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 
&F. PUBLIC LIBRARV 



DEPARTMENT 
Municipal ' Railv-ay 
Hetch Ilctchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MM^AGER 



Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



f.vl ■> Tt) Order: 2: O'i P.Jl. 

Proycnt: PreMiciont cioirr- c. rilclior, Co:Tiniosioners li. VJclton 
Flynn, Jolm F. Ilcnninrj, jr., Johvi M. Sanger 

/Jjsont; Vice-Prerjidcnt Peter r.cCrea 

The minutes of the regular meeting of Septeraber 11, 3 979, V7cre 
approved . 

Discussions preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 



RESOLUTION 
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On motion of Sanger, secojjdod J^y Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted s 

79-0363 ''M Declaring that an ePiergency exists in accord 
v.'ith Section 6.30 of the San Francisco Ad- 
ministrative Code, caused by a corabination of 
mechanical deficiencies throughout the cable 
car system; .-and approving supplevaental 
appropriation, amount $7 50,. 000 for Ccible car 
emergency rehabilitation. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Ilenning, Ganger 

On raoticn of Flynttf seconded by Sanger, the 
follovring resolution v;as adopted? 

7 9-=03G''i GO /appointing Oral L.- Hoore, Deputy General 

. Manager and Chief Engineer, Public Utilities 
Corranission, to • serve as Acting General Manager 
of Public Utilities in the absence of nichard 
Sklar, General Fianager of Public Utilities, 
until further notice". 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher f Flynn, llenning, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Henning, the 
follov.'ing resolution vias adopted: 

79-0365 'HH Approving the assignment of Bureau of Light, 
Heat and Pov.'er Contract Ijos. 196 and 197 
from Lease-Lite Corporation to GTE Sylvania 
Incorporated. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher , Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Henning, tlie 
follov;j.ng resolution v/as adopted: 

7 9-0366 HH Av/arding HH Contract No. 535-r5 Line Streetcar 
Overhead System, Conversion for Pantograph 
Operation and Feeder Dndorgrounding- to L.K. 
Comstoc/C, & Co;npany, Inc., San Francisco, 
California, in the aiaount of $[?33,702. (Pov/er 
Iiaprovemcnit Program/Transit Improvement PrograjiO 

Vote: Ayes-Pi Ichor , Flynn, Henning, Sanger 



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fo.lIo\.ring rcrioluuitm v/.vg ;u1o;jtcd: 

7y~03G7 HH r^pproving rnodiiicatxon in the debit amount of 

$20,000 to provide funds for additional v.-ork, 
under Hi! Contract Mo, D8G- Bryant Substation 
7\rcri, Underground Pov;er Facil?i.tier, and prin- 
ted VJork. (Pov;er Improvement .Prcgrcn) 

. Vote; 7iyea-Pi Ichor, F.lyan, Ilcnning, Sanger 

On rriotion of Sanger , seconded by Henning, the 
follov.'ing resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0360 Illi 2\ccc::.;;..,^ ao 3atiDf actorily cci^pleLed work 

under liH Contract No.. 604. Paint Steel Towers, 
rioccasin-I'vevvarJc TranGi'ciio'jiori Line? and 
aathcrisiag final payr.^3i'it in the jiinount of 
v23,. 64G.65 to Turi^er-^'Sfest Entex'prices, Con- " * 
tractor. 

Vote: Ayc;;-?ilcher; Flynn. Ilenning, Sanger 

On rnoticii of Sanger,, seconded by Kenning, the 
foliov;ing resoluticn v7r.,'.5 adopted? ' 

79-0359 W Authorising" bid call for ND Contract Uo. 1773- 

8" Ductile Iron Hain Installation in California 
Street, IGth to /.3rd Avenuey. Estimated Cost: 
$17G,'iOO. 

Votot AycG-Pilcher, Flynn, Hcnning, Sanger 

On )iiotioJi of Sanger, seconded by Ilenning, the 
follov.'iny resolution v;as adopted: 

7 9-0370 VI ■ /accepting as aatifsfactorily con.oleted v-?or3: 

under \m Cont.ract KOo 1746R, COD Cc:i;trol Room, 
Lake I'erced Purip Station; and authorizing final 
payiT.ent of $2,523 to 17 oR. Thonason, Inc., Con- 
tractor c. 

Vote: Ayec-Pilci>or, Flynri, I.'.enning,. Sanger 

On ir.otion of Sanrer, seconded bv Ilenning, the 
follov'ing resolution V7as adopted j 

79-0371 VJ Accepting as satisfactorily coirioleted vxjrk 

under V?D Contract Ko, 1,723, Renovation of 
Sunirnit Pump Station; approving the terns 
and conditions of the Agreement in respect 
to tJic dispute betv.'ocn City and contractor; 
approving debit niodif ication of $G3C; and 
auth.orir.ing final payment of $G75.G2 to 
Dalzell Corporation, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilc)ier , Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

On motion of S.uigor, seconded by Ilenning, tlie 
fo.Tlov.'."i ng resolution v.'as adopted: 

79-0372 '.J Approving collection of '7nter Department 

claims for damage;;, against miscellaneous 
deI:»tors, amount :,>1,0 59.43, month of August, 
197 9. 

Vote: Ayes-rilclii:r, I'lvnn, lit.'^riing, Sanger 
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Or. n-.-.v. Lon of .Scinnor, ncc(?;ul<..j by lienniiifj, t:ho 
followinrj rcnolution was aUopted : 

79-037 3 M Directing the General iianrvjor of the Municipal ' 
Railv/ay to take all nocoysary Dtopn to coiaplete 
additional ernorgency repairs to the cable 
x^inding machinery at the cable car barn. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, , Ilenaing, Sanger 

. On motion of Saiiger, seconded- by Henning, tlio 
follov;ing resolution was adopted: 

7 9-037 4 n Approving compromise and collection of liunici- 
pal Railv/ay clains for damages against mis- 
cellaneous debtors, amount $10,3G8.77, month 
of August, 197 9. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Fiynn, Henning, Ganger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Henning, the 
follov.'ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0375 M Approving payment of claims, amount $05,829.01 
from Iiunicix>al Railv;av revolving fund, month 
of August, 1979. 

Vote: Aycs-Pilcher , Flynn, Kenning, Sc.nger 

On motion of f^anger; seconded by nen:iing, the 
follov;ing resolution v/as adopted: 

7 9-03 62 n Requesting the Controller to drav/ v.'arrants 

in settleraent of clciims against the Ilunicipal 
Railv/ay, total amount $-'i5,9 50. 

Vote; Ayas-Pilcher, Flynn, llenning, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Ilenning, the 
follov/ing resolucipn v;as adopced: 

7 9-037 6 ini Approving supplem.ental appropriation, am.ount 
$13,6'''] ,000, to return balance of funds frcm 
G.L, 491- UnapvsropriatGd Revenue Retained 
3-ii-bsidiary- Emergency Reserve to G.L. •'i95- 
Commitment of Fund Tialance, 

Vote: Ayes-ri.lchor , Flynn, Henviing, Sanget 

On miouiou of Sanger, seccnded by Flynn, the 
following resolution \;as adopted: 

79-0377 VJ Approving supplcmvontal appropriation, amount 
$1,000,000, to return fui^ids irom G.L. 491- 
Unappropriatcd Revenue Retained Subsidiary 
Emerciency Preserve to G.L. 4 95- Ccnuv.itment 
of Fuiid balance. 

Vote: Ayos-Pilchcr, Flynn, Henning, Sanger 

O'A m.oti'jn of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0378 \1 Approving the o}:ecution of a Professional 

S(.:rvic:f,;j Atji:<M . ,r nt ^n\:h !''*-« >i r,cienon^ 
Asr;ociates in connection with evaluation 
of the efferLf. of iault ru.>)turo at f.an 
Andreas Dam, in tht- total arioiint of $<il,000. 

Vote: Ay(--.-l'ncIi.'r , F]yiin, ll<Mini.nq, f.an.jfn- 



On not. i.oi of Klynn, .sccojv.;^',! l.iv Sorujcr, thn 

j^- .^ :"'•■•■ , vf.'')i \ii:ion was aUt.ijitcJ. : 

7 9--o:37 9 M r.xticnding 1:h>v; cer'cain VendJ.ng I'achino 

7vnreojno))t with AHA Scrviccg,. Inc,» for tlio 
exclurjivt'j oporation of vcn^ling r.c'ichinG 
Fcrvico on varifjurj Municipcil Railv;uy proper- 
tlGG iinder the jurisdiction of the Public 
Utilitioa CojTuniG.gion for tho.,rcr;;ainincj nine 
rr.ontho of the fisccil year enc'iny Juno 30 ^ 

Vote: Ayc'i-PilcJier , }73.ynn, Uenningf Saivgcr 

On n-iotion of Flynn, Geconcl:;d by Sv^nciox ^ the 
fol.lGv;ing recoluticn was adopted: 

79-03C0 II Authorising the ■Genarev.l Maiiager of Public 

Utilities to si.qn the revised agresraent v;ith 
the California Department of Tran.'ipcrtation 
to establish Line Q7- Civic Center Express 
on WGekd;..vn from July 16, 197 9 through 
Decembe r 3 1 , 1 D 7 9,' 

Votes ;iyc^;~-Pilcher j, Flynn ^ nonnhigf Sr;nger 

On motion of,- danger,- secoyicled by ?lynn, the 
folloxviug resolution v/as adopted? 

7 9-0301 11 Authorising the General I^anager of Public 

Utilities to tcika necessary step.%; to ansure 
the performance of certain functions rela- 
tive to maintenance anvd repair of the llv.nx 
level of the liarket Street subway prior to 
startup of Iluni Hetro Service. 

. Votes Ayos-Pilchsr, Flynn , Jlenning, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
foilovv'ing i-esolution,v;as adopted j 

7 9-0332 ];i /vppointing Dean E, Sho-.;ers and Gregoire A, 

Calegari to the Tran.soort Workers Union- 
San Francisco llunicipal Railv,'ay Trust F\md- 
as alternate trustees. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcbcr, Flynn, Sanger 
Excused- llenning 



Copies of the above rccsoluticns ore on 
file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



7 9-323 



COI^flUMICATIOUS 

MS. Romainc A. Smith, SGcretary, i'u^.iic irtilitics Co,T.-7.iGoion, read, 
a letter (attaclied i^s part of minutes) from flayor Dianne Feinstein 
to President Claire C. Pilchcr, requesting that the PUC indicate 
Its approval of the plan to transfer the jurisdiction of Assessor's 
Block 7j5, Lot 1, from the PUC to the Art Corrmission. 

Ilr. F.criorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, stated that he 
will prepare a memorandum of explanation to the Coinmission. 

REPORT OF THE GEr7ErvAL M M? ACER- Rich ard Sklar 
Hetch lietchy Po-.;er Rate s ~ — 

Mr. Sklar reported that a ruling was received this morning from 
the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning litigation 
with airlines, the Turlock and Itodcsto Irrigation Districts and 
with the U.S. Department of the Interior reaarding rates Hetch 
Hetchy may charge for power. 

He said a "tremendous victory" has been achieved by Mr. McMorris 
11. Dow of the City Attorney's Office and Jerry Falk and Steve 
Mayer of the legal firm of Howard, Prim, Rice, l-]emerovs]:i ^ 
Canady and Pollak. The Court affirmed the City's right on all 
counts, sustaining one District Court ruling in City's favor, and 
overturning another District Court ruling against the City. This 
means "hundreds of millions" .of dollars in additional revenues 
to the City's general fund from the Hetch Hetchy Pov;er System in 
years to come. 

Mr. Sklar said Oral L. Moore, Deputy General Manager and Chief 
Engineer, PUC; McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel; and 
the private attorneys v;ill meet shortly and report to the 
Coramission on the iminediate impact of tJie ruling c 

Mr. Mayer explained that the decision means the City need not qo 
to VJashington to secure approval of its rates; the City is free to 
set rates itself, subject to requirements of State or Federal lav; 
that they be reasonable; and the City may have the pov.'er, depending 
on the arbitrator, to v^ithdrav; Hetch Hetchy pov;er from the 
Irrigation 'Districts and substitute power which City purchases 
from PG and E, which also v;ould result in a net financial gain 
to the City. The Court's opinion was unanimous. 

Cable Cars 



Mr. SJclar-read a memorandum v/hich he c<ent to the Coiiunission on 
Septeivuber 25, 197i), concerning a recommendation to shut dov.Ti 
the cable car system because of safety hai:ards. He said the Mayor 
has replied to his memorandum by letter dated September 25, 197 9, 
to the Coinmission. He said Mayor Dianne Feinstein supports staff 
recommendation to shut dov/n the cable car system effective wit)i 
conclusion of operations this date, subject to Commission ap- 
proval, in order to restore the system to a safe and operable 
condition. The Mayor also supports the staff program for complete 
rehabilitation of the system. This corrospondoncc becomes a part 
of these minutes, available for public rovicw in the office of 
the Secretary, PUC. 

Mr, Moore stated that tlie Commission has received copies of the 
Chin and Hcnsolt report, which clearly indicates that t)ic cable 
car system is unsafe to operate. Mechanically and structurally 
every aspect of the system has cither faili'.d or in on the verge 
of failure. 



7y-j24 



U'.i.t.h L. .• aid ot cli.iri.n and j-^hotooraph:: , llr . noore <:■:>:):. la in orl that 
one of ti).o major conccrnn iy tho "torrible" condition of 12 
pu.Tl curves. Tlio cable in Gomo Cc-.ccri is no Icnqer ridinrj on the 
i.nxv ox. Uic pi;.i.U:y i'c.'^eXf, and in rnauy ca.'Kis, Ujc nhxv is mir3ninr.f' 
llG said the chafing barr> aro badlv vrorn and bocoming loose. . Thif. 
moans that at any txrao around a curve, givc-n a vrry sna:) I 
nieclianical failure, tho car could bo stopped fv-oTi its opr-rarina 
speed oil 9 niph to )i,ph. 

Mr, r'looro said the rails and. tho slot rails are supported on 
v;rouah-c iron or "steGl yokej; embedded ix: brick or concrete. 
Ilany of the yokes have been in u;.-e since the beciinninq of tne 
systen. In nome iiVitances tiie yoke is coTi^olctcly senarated 
from the part holding the rail in place. Chin and llensolt 
eGtiinated that perhapc 1/3 of the yoKes aro broken and a ir^uch 
greater raanber eroded to t);e point where it is dcubcful they can 
continue to support the loadn. 

Th^urs ±r,j:n off-tiGtting problc:^ in the clot rail i'tself. The 
slot rails are also support oc; by the voken. In r.iany cases the 
connections v?ith yokes are rusted auay. The !?lot rail is ridir.a 
along tho edge of the paver.-.eiit vrith only minor restraints. The' 
failure of another yoke could cause the rail to deflect, and 
result in a cataatrophic sudden stop. 



Mr. Moore explained tliat in tk^e interin^ replace;,. ant proqra;n staff 
is proposing to overhaul alT the pull curves. 7vll faulty pulleys 
v'ould be replaced, and , ail lov/er chafing bars would bs replaced'. 
Secondly, the rail situation v.-ould ba repaired by an arrancrGjaent 
of v.'elded bars v;hich v;ould allc'.-7 ••expansion or contraction in the 
joint itself and prohibit any deflection. 

Mr. Moore said the 7 systcin depression beams are the other rr.ajor 
item of ccncern. Chin and llensolt has ectimated that apn.-:c;:i- 
mately half of thera are in an unsafe condition. All of the de- 
pronsicn beams would be overhauled. The slot V7ill be reinforced 
to avoid the pc^r^ivibility of a catastrophic stop. 

lir. .Hoore said there are no pull curves ■ on the California Line. 
It is cstivfiated that tb.e vror.k nsce::S3ary to get the systcin back 
into initial operaticn on this lino v/ill requi.~G about 3 weeks. 

It is hopnd to get the Hyde Street Line bac>: into operation prio.r 
to the Powell-Iiari^on line. There is much more work involved in 
getting these lines bacJc into operation,' v;hich will take 7 or 
B iTiOnths. 

Responding to President Pilcher, I'lr, Hoore said relial)ilit.-.tion of 
the entire systera calls for replacement -of the concrete structure 
which supports the rails and tho slot rails. To sorae extent the 
work will be duplicated. 

Since the 2 lines v;ill be shut do-./n for inontlis. President 
Pilcher asked if there is a \;ay tlie interim rehabilitation can 
be tied in with the complete rebuilding of the system. 

Mr. Sklar replied tliat money for the complete rebuilding will 
have to bo a line item in the President's budget lDGO-1901. 
There is no UMTA funding available for this project. Tlio fuJiding 
process v;ill talce abovit IC months, and tlio der.jgn j:>rocoss will 
taJco that long. 

Rer.)X)ndin(j to President Pilclier, Ih-. Moore said int(?rim repairs 
will cost $7130,000. 



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comniinioner Joiw-. .-, Sanger asked about the possibility, ao Goon 
as the California line is crerational, of moving to a California 
Hyde Street Line, 

Mr, Sklar replied that it is almost impossible to make a direct 
California Hyde connection as there is no way to turn the Hyde 
cars around on the California line, which is a double ended car 
line. However, staff is considering repairing the straiaht 
portion of the Hyde line from Washington Street to Victoria Park 
first. Then a shuttle can be run to this line trom the California 
line, and a shuttle from Powell and Market Street up to it. That 
component may go into operation before the remainder of the Hyde 
line. The next project v.'ould be the Kyde loop, from which a shuttle 
could be run to the Cable Car .Barn. Follov;ing that the Powell- 
Mason line would be completed. 

Commissioner Sanger asked the timing on the north end of the Hyde 
Street line, Mr. George Duarte, Deputy General Manager, Engineering 
and Maintenance, replied that it v:ould be 3 or 4 months. 

Mr. Moore stated that the rehabilitation recoi-amended by Chin 
and Hensolt would introduce several improvements for operating 
the cable cars v;hich should improve the overall safety. 

Coxnmissioner Kenning asked if the interim rehabilitation cost 
includes San Francisco taxpayers' money, 

Mr. Sklar replied that there is enough money available for interim 
repairs and to start the design work. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
reported that the 1979-80 TDA funds carry $960,000 for capital. 
Staff has discussed this with MTC, and MTC is prepared to place 
this item on the calendar for the Grant Reviev; Committee on 
October 3, 1979, recognizing the urgency. This money was not 
allocated before, and is for capital. 

The TDA funds are in addition to that already allocated for 
operations, A total of $8,7 million was included in the budget, 
$7.0 million for operations, and $960,000 for capital. This will 
be the application of that capital money. He said cooperation 
has been received from the Mayor's Office, the budget analyst 
for the Board of Supervisors, and the Finance Committee. This 
item will be processed rapidly, and the money should be available 
by October 10, 1979. On permanent rehabilitation. Dr. Christensen 
said Proposition 5, Fixed Guideway 1978-79 money was initially 
indicatea to be for the Embarcadero turnaround — $1,392,000. 
Because of absence of an EIR for the turnaround, the money v;as 
reappropriated in 197 9-3 for fixed guideways in San Francisco. 
San Francisco also has 1979-80 allocations of Proposition 5 money 
of $2.1 million. So there is a total of almost $3.5 million of 
fixed guideway money which can be used for engineering of the 
cable car rehabilitation. This will be the "front end" money of 
the $41 million and will be used for preliminary experimental 
design work, design engineering and some construction inspection. 

Commissioner Sanger said the Commission v;as told less than a 
month ago that there was only so much capital money. 

Mr. Sklar said there was only so much UMTA capital money. Muni 
had more local share available than UMTA could match. The 
excess local share that was not needed was saved. There is also 
the possibility of additional Proposition 5 money. Los Angeles had 
no fixed guideway projects, so San Francisco will endeavor to 
obtain this money. 



79-326 



rr.C'dc xv'ith.rn tlic nc.y.t 2 vcckG a-.i to '^hoi-Hnr Oi: not ::on Frr.r.cxr-co 
Clin uriO the $7„l~'>r; nu.Hirn Proposition !j raonov on '.-hi«= r,roicct. ' 
These fundtJ v/ero appropriateu ior a fixed guidcjavG people r.over 
in Los Tingeleo in 197ii-7y. Lon Angolns w/<d nsial^lG to ccnnicre 
all the preparatory work to obto.ir; an EXH. The- ir.pncy wa;/ 
roapprop>rx.-\ted by mistake in the VJlV-dQ appropriation .tor Sen 
Frcincicco for fi-ed cjuideways, San Francisco would like to ucc ^t 
for the cable cars. The qv-estion is v;hethGr or not in ths 
rcapprojjriation-.prccc-sy such funds cem i-eraain available ^.'hen 
they are not in accord vvith the original apprcnriaticn. The 
attorj-ieyr; are t.ryijig to decide no-i v'h-.ther the funds r ast 50 
back to Lo:; Ztngelen; or whet):or San Pranci:;cc can obtain them. 

Mr. Shir 7: cvonic.ented that tlie v;ork can otill be accciv.plished 
v/ithout this $7,I41> million, 'j'be raono'.v wov.ld add to' the '^fi 
miilion nsedod to niatch the Federal grant on the major "rehabili- 
tation. 

Dr^. Christ on nnn caid Hiini in nrocseding v.'ith thin interim -orc-jrara 
V7ith money kncAm to ba available. " . "' 

Coirarassicner IK VJelton Flynn asked if this t70uld jeopardize anv 
other progranr and Dr. Chri-stsnsen replied that it would not. 

President Pilcber aj^ked v/hc>t has been done in the last 3 or 4 . 
iTionths since the Chin and Hansolt report has he^n prerjisnted to 
obtain money for the Entire re>xabilitation. 

Dr. Sklii:- stated that the Mayor has put this at the top of her 
"hit lifit"-. r.ayor Dianne Feinstein and San Francisco 'i; lobbyist,, 
lit:. Liz P.cbbinc, have nvet with President Carter's representative 
v.'ho is arranging to con:-r.lt \yith the Office of r.anagement and 
Budget, There is no UilTA funding available v;ithout"^ jeopardising 
other Bay Area sr.oney, A decision has been made to go for a line 
itevi) appropriation in the President's budget as a nr -;■"••; ' 
Histox'ical Monument (Gcrnething of rrpecial econcrnic . : ,' . 

Staff has prepared an elaborate brochure about the ii por :. .:>ce 
of the cable car. He. said h.Q x-/iil ha raeeting v-'ith 0113 and DOT 
and lir. Eisenberg of the l'?hite IJou«r,e on September 27 a;id 20, and 
v.'ill let the Cosranission kno--; the reaction to a line itera of $41 
raillion. President Carter will have to thirJc it is iniportant 
enough to place in the budget and e-end to Congress, 

President Pilcher asked if Chin and J-Iensolt cvne to the .^a.ue 
conclu;;ion independently that the cable car syste'a raust be sliut 
dov.'jn. 

i:r. P.O. Chin of Ch.in and nen.<3olt said 'the fii-;a docs concur \;ith 
the opinion of lir. SJclar and lir. Moore, Tlie cable car system 
at present is not safe, and interim rehabilitation must be done. 

Since tlie report was submitted in Jujie, Coipjnissioncr Flyjin 
asked v;hy it took staff- 90 days to tell the Commission that the 
cable car system must be shut dov;n. 

Mr, Slclar replied that staff studied the report, an.d the f'uni 
report came to him on SoptemJjer 20. lir. Moore read it and in 
one day made a decision to sJiut the oyotom do:'7i. Otliv^j-v/ir.;- r 
Mr. ;.;klar said he had no"excur.esV 

President Pilcher said the Chin and Hensolt report did not 
contain a r<>conimendation tliat the system bo .••.luit down. There 
v;aE a reference to slowing it down fvom S to 7 ir.j^h. 



7 9-327 



ilr. Chin said that Chin and Hensolt felt it was not their decision 
to make. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the eystem can not be slowed dovm, as it 
means changing the gear reduction box, v/hich would take as long 
as making the interim repairs. Also, slowing it down might create 
new problems. 

Ilr, Chin stated that slowing the system doi-m is one v;ay to re- 
duce wear on the system. However, as long as the necessary 
repairs are made the idea of slowing down the system may not have 
as high a priority. 

Mr. Sklar commented that a letter has been received from I''r. Niel- 
sen of the Povjell Union Association suggesting that during 
shutdowns cars be placed at the enda of the lines in a stationary 
condition. Operators could explain the cars, and tourists could 
get on the cars and take pictures. Cars will be placed at Powell 
and r^arket Streets, at Victoria Park, at Bay and Taylor Streets, 
and at California and Drumm Streets. Operators will be assigned 
to those cars, and the turntables may be able to turn around. The 
cars will be placed in the locations each morning and removed 
each night by tow truck. 

Commissioner Sanger said there are serious equipment and operator 
problems as it is, and he is concerned about hov; Iluni is going to 
provide adequate substitute .service. He is glad, he said, that 
some responsibility is being shown to the tourists. 

Commissioner Sanger said he would like the Planning and Operations 
sections to address the question as to whether substitute service, 
particularly to serve Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradelli Square, North 
Beach, and all the interim stops might not be better provided by 
substitute service that has nothing to do v/ith the particular 
routes of the cable cars. He said there is very poor transit in 
that quarter, and it might not be a good idea to send motor 
coaches along the particular cable car routes, 

Mr. Sklar said staff will examine service between the Market 
Street Union Square area and the wharf area. Staff has met with 
members of the Transport Norlcers' Union, Local 250-A, and the 
union feels that service along those routes is inadequate, and 
that more coaches are needed. Staff will come back to the 
Commission on this matter. 

There followed a discussion betv;een Commission and staff regarding 
using cable car operators on stationary cable cars at the ends of 
lines. Mr. Samuel VJ. Walker, Secretary, Local 250-A, TIJU, explained 
that there are approximately 15 cable car operators who can not 
operate other vehicles. He said that during the shutdown these 
men would have other assignments at the cable car division, and 
would bo available to v;ork at stationary cable cars. 

Mr, Sklar added that these men must be paid during the shutdown, 
as defined in the contract. 

Commissioner Sanger asked about using the shutdown period for 
training these drivers to operate other vehicles, and Mr, Walker 
replied that the union has agreed to that. 

Mr. Fred Perry of CAPTrans asked if there has been exploration 

through the Mayor's Office regarding a bond issue as an alternative 

means of raising funds for complete rehabilitation of the cable 
car system. 

Mr. Sklar explained that the 'layer, in her letter stated she will 
support private alternative means of raising the money. 

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If the efforv. with the President fails, Mr. Sklar said it is his 
assumption thai people from the private sector will be joining 
with the PUC in determining how alternate funding can be obtained 
to keep the cable cars running. 

Mr, Walker stated that in December, 1978, the TVJU submitted a 
detailed report to the Commission on safety of the cable cars. He 
said the union has no*- had time to analyze the Chin and Hensolt 
report. 

President Pilcher said the union's findings were borne out, and 
everyone is now in agreement, 

Mr, Fred Stint, Chairman of the Railway and Locomotive Historical 
Society, said his organization operates the Cable Car Museum and 
the Gift Shop. He said he is surprised that no consideration has 
been given to exhibitions that could be at the Cable Car Barn 
itself to assist with the Cable Car Museum. Cars parked at the 
ends of lines will be a costly undertaking. He said consideration 
might be given to offering free transportation to the Cable Car 
Museum, in order that people could see the history of the cable 
cars. Cable cars of the various types could be on display in the 
Cable Car Barn itself. 

President Pilcher said she did not think free transportation could 
be provided. There would be bus service going to the Cable Car 
Barn, 

Mr. Sklar said signs would be put up at the stationary cable cars 
explaining why the ca'rs are not operating, and that people could 
ride to the Museum. 

Mr. Stint asked how much consideration has been given to the cable 
cars themselves on California Street. There are 12 cars for this 
line, 10 of which are supposed to be ready at any time, Hov;ever, 
it is difficult to get 6 on the line at any time. He said there 
should be a program to have at least 10 cars ready for operation, 

Mr. Walter Ware, Cable Car Division General Superintendent, 
reported that he has spoken to Mr, Frank Baggetta, Transit 
Equipment Supervisor, about this problem, and he is putting 
machinery into operation to place as many cars in operation as 
possible, 

Mr, Virgil P. Caselli, Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee 
to Cable Car Rehabilitation, said he would hope consideration 
would be given to the merchants, especially in the v/ater front 
area v;hich is not as well served as downtovm, through alternative 
means of transportation if the system is to be shut down. He 
said he and a number of other business people have formed the 
rudiments of a cable car task force, for the purpose of assisting 
the City and the PUC in any iiray possible. 

He said this task force is representative of downtown interests. 
Fisherman's VJharf interests, and hotel interests. He said they 
will be meeting with the Mayor shortly to launch a massive 
attack on this problem, whether it be to raise monev to send a 
lobbying expedition to iv^ashington, a publicity campaign to focus 
national and local attention ;on the problem, or, if need be, to 
try and raise $40 million. 

President Pilcher asked if there is some way people can reach 
Mr. Caselli if they wish to join the task force. 

Mr. Caselli said he can be reached at his office at Ghiradelli 
Square. 



79-329 



il):. T.V'Vfi Ptluccror off tho FjO\vnl-.own 7,r;.':.ociation , naid '.lio Aonocia- 
tion ifj vory conccruco. <t\:^>vit the problem, and that he iij a 
rrtjuihcr oi: nr. Cnr;fi3J.i's ta'jJc ioroo. 

I'r. Cntton t^totod that the 17o. 15 line is courolc-.toly ina(]cqaatG 
>'.Si that it ruP'i only about cveiry half ho\'r aurln^; the iTddrlle of 
the clay. He urcjf?d the COTrunirjcicn to incroacc thcnvninbor of buse>:> 
that v;ill be rur.ning tc Fioi-onr.an' c Toharf. 

Pres5.de.nt Pilcher cormorsted .that di^ring n previou.s shutdov.'n 
sonoone; told her- th^^t they hcid juf^Jt missed a bur: t;iat was subr-ti- 
tuting for the c^ble car^ This pe;;;2on warj told that th: 3:e v;ere 
15 niiriUte hsadv.'ays, 

Vir. Duarte r.aid the ];eadv7ays are nov; about 10 ininuteji. 

Mr. Ekl^xr c:rolaincd that staff vill begin with current Bcheduling 
along that lino tonorrov/. This w.ll involve sign-ups and driver 
changeG to make the changes necessary to transport people to 
the wharf area. Uhc.tever changes are necocsary v;ill bs made, 3:f 
t!^e union or enyoj^e in the private sector sees a need, staff 
should be so advirsedc 

Responding to Corinisr.ioner Sanger f Ilr. Skiar said it ir, cany to 
add service, 

Mr. VJalker cojT^.ented tliat iti the middle of the day on the l-5o. 15 
line buses go to alternate teiTninctls? that is^ every other coach 
goes to Pacific Avenue ^ instead of ail the v-ay tc the vharf. That 
is the cause of the loriger headway in the v/harf area. 

Mx", Siclar cc-^r^iC'it; d that a group v.'h.i ch hay played a part in the 
procacs is not here to defend itself. He said it v.'ould be 
v.-orthwhile looking at Muni's requests over the last 9 years for 
naintenance personnel e.nd. money ^ and v;h.at happened to those 
requests c\t the Hoard of Suporviscrc under a nujTiber of Finance 
Coiumittea Chair:-nen„ At one ti;-.e 22 people were requested for 
cable car rej^air, and 1 perscri vras "allov7ed. Another time 15 
people v;ere reqiKosted, and 2 v.-sre alloi;edo Staff is cc-T^pilir^g 
a recvord v;hich v?ill be made availabkle to anyone v;ho is intex'ested. 
This is an indication of vjhat happens when maintenance is 
dofeirred.- 

Mr, Norman Rolfe of Jan Francisco Toraorrcv;, and also of the 
Citizens Advisory Committee to Cable Car Rehabilitation, said 
the present condition of the cable car systera is the result of 
3 or,<10 years of deferred raaintenance. Ever since the City 
too): over the cable car systeni, he said it has been a "down hill 
trip". He added that any form of transportation can be made to 
loojc dangerous. He asked thab the schedule be kept, and that the 
shutdown time be kept to a minimum. 

President Pilcher as}ccd if penalty clauses for delays can be 
included when cr^ble car repairs are put out to bid. 

Mr. S]clar said he has every confidence in Mr. Moore's ability 
as the City's best engineering maintenance manager, 

Mrs. Frieda Klussmann of the Cit.i /.ens Advisory Committee to 
Cable Car Rehabilitation, said today's meeting has been a 
thrilling experience, and this is the first time she has como 
to a nee'ciijg in City. Hall and felt like saying "H.iilolujah" , 
vjclcomo to San Francisco". She said she has boon to many 
meetings and received grim looks and cowplciic silence when 
tallying about the cable cars. 



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Slio said it iii almosc olccLli-.i, t.imo, and p'.:oplG runnin'j for olTico 
"are coming around". Sidney Nickorsoji of KCHS did a poll, and out 
of 37 inquiries only 2 people wc:re "anti cable car". 

Mrs. Klun.omann ^^aid she ha a v.'or);cd with tlio Municipal Railv;ay 
Binno 19-1.-', and the employees there, on the \!holc, are a cjreat 
group. She said she thin)cs there is a nov; spirit in San Francicco, 
and that people have a great deal of confidence in Mr. Sl:lar. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, C/vPTrans, said that CTVPTrans 
supports shutting dov/n the cable car system for interim repairs, 
and that it is a. shame that this action v;as not taken 3 or 4 
years ago. He reminded th<^ Conmissioa that all through the 
modernii^ation progreaa of the Municipal Psailv;ay, through the 
mechanics of SMFRIC, no attempt was ever made to provide for cable 
cars. SFMRIC never involved itself in any funding for cable car 
maintenance. He commented that in 1971, then Supervisor Dianno 
Feinstein, began the issue of the E Line. If the E Line v.-ere in 
service today it v/ould relieve the burden and satisfy the problems 
of Mr. Caselli and other groups on the northern v/ater front. 

Resolution HOo 79-0363-"DGclaring that an emergency exists in 
accord v/ith Section G.30 of the San Francisco ildministratire 
Code, caused by a ccifubination of mechanical deficiencies through- 
out the cable car system; and approving supplementcil appropriation, 
aiiiount $7 50,000 for cable car emergency rehabilitation. 

On motion of CoiTunissioner Sangerr seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution Uo, 7S-0363 was unanimously adopted. 

3:05 P.Mc --Mr. Sklar v/as excused from the meeting. 

Resolution Wo. 79--0364--Appointing Oral L. Moore, Deputy General 
Mianager and Chief Engineer, PUC to serve as /icting General Manager 
of Public Utilities in the absence of Richard SJclar, General 
Manager of Public Utilities, until further notice. 

This resolution v,Tas talcen out of order. 

On motion of Comjaissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Sanger, 
Resolution No. 7 9-03 64 vras unanimously adopted. 

* * >V iV iV \'< * 

ITEM KO. 7(a) — Approving Department of Public ^'Jerks' proposal 

for construction of new'street lighting on lSt)\ Avenue at Holloway. 

Commissioner Sanger said this is the fourth time he is requesting 
that plans be submitted to the Commission for approving construc- 
tion of new street lighting. 

President Pilcher directed that this item be rGmovod from the 
consent calendar and continued to the Commission meeting of 
October 9, 1979. 

* A :V * * * * 

Resolution No. 79-037 6 — Approving supplemental appropriation, 
amount $13,644,000 to return balance of funds from G.L. 491- 
Unappropriatcd Revenue Retained Subsidiary- Emergency Reserve 
to G.L. 495- Commitment of Fund )3alanco. 



Commi 



issioner Sanger asked for an explanation of this resolution. 



Dr. Christensen stated that in June the reverse supplemental 
request was made to place those funds in the tax base of the City. 



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Those runds were reserved so that in the event the Gann Amendment 
was passed the funds would already have been included in the 
City's base. Now the Controller has requested that the action 
ta!:ti-» be- reverr.od. He said the Corranitment of Fund Balance is 
the same as the old Unappropriated Reserve. 

Mr, Moore stated that these funds have nothing to do with the 
current year's budget. 



Resolution No, 7 9-0378 — Approving the execution of a Professional 
Services Agreement with Earth Sciences Associates, in the total 
amount of $64,000 in connection with evaluation of the effects of 
fault rupture, should one occur, at San Andreas Dam. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if the firm corrected some failure on 
the affirmative action situation by selecting a new subcontractor, 

Ilr. George L. Newkirk, Contract Compliance Officer, stated that 
the firm has corrected the deficiency which existed. They had 
named only one of the three teams they would be using. Through 
consultation v;ith Mr. Newkirk 's Office they have selected another 
team. 



Resolution No. 7 9-0380 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to sign the 'revised c»greement with the California 
Department of Transportation to. establish Line 87- Civic Center 
Express on weekdays from July 16, 1579 through December 31, 1979. 

Responding to a question from President Pilcher, McMorris M. Dow, 
Utilities General Counsel, explained that the California Depart- 
ment of Transportation removed the previous hold harmless agree- 
ment. The agreement v;hich the Commission previously approved is 
not the one the Department of Transportation now has. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if there is any significant change in 
the City's liability in the revised agreement, and Mr. Dow 
replied, "No, City would have been liable any\7ay", 

******* 

Resolution No. 79-0382— Appointing Dean E. Shov/ers and Gregoire A. 
Calegari to the Transport VJorkers Union- San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Trust Fund as alternate trustees. 

Commissioner Henning requested that he be excused from voting, 
as Mr. Calegari is his accountant. 

On motion of Comjnissioner Sanger, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
the Commission voted unanimously to excuse Commissioner Henning 
from voting. 

President Pilcher reported that the tv;o new trustees have gone 
to their first meeting of the Transport VJorkers Union, and are 
desirous of making a report to the Commission very soon. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:25 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. SMITH 
SECRETARY 



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^ MINUTES 
^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
Dianne Peinstein 
Mayor 
Room 282, City Hall 
2 1 00 P.M. 
October 9, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 



Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice-President 
H. t 'el ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 13 1979 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railvjay 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Administration 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 



Eomaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call To Order: 2:12 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice-President Peter McCrea, 
Commissioners H. VJelton Flynn, John M. Sanger 

Absent: Commissioner John P. Henning, Jr. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of September 25, 1979, were 
approved . 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached, 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0384 HH Approving Department of Public ^'orks* proposal 
for construction of new street lighting on 
19th Avenue at Holloway. 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution vras adopted: 

79-0385 HH Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 609- 
Construct Trolley Coach Turnaround at Transbay 
Terminal. Estimated Cost: $120,000 (Trolley 
Overhead Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0386 W Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under ^TD Contract No. 1754, Installation of 
6", 8" and 12" Ductile Iron Main in Homewood 
Place; approving credit modification of 
$3,579.60; and authorizing final payment of 
$1,294.99 to nalton Construction Company, 
Contractor . 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0337 K Accepting as satisfactorily completed work 
under VJD Contract No. 1710, Remote Control 
of Line Valve in Bay Division Pipeline #4 
at East Pulgas, San Mateo County; and autho- 
rizing final payirent of $11,699 to Ajnelco 
Company, Contractor. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0388 TT Accepting as satisfactorily completed work under 
WD Contract No. 1767, Excavation and Repaving for 
ITater Service Trenches; approving debit modifi- 
cation of $5,475.90; and authorizing final pay- 
ment of $4,284 to Lowrie Paving Co., Inc., Con- 
tractor. 



Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, ?'cCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
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On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0389 ^7 Approving write off of uncollectible delinquent 
accounts less than $50, as acted upon by the 
Water and Sewer Lien Committee at its meeting 
of June 21, 1979, amount $94,133.99. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, ricCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0390 W Approving collection of ^ater Department 
claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors, amount $1,686.94, month of September, 
1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, HcCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0391 M Approving modification in the debit amount of 

$16,007.31 to make changes in the work in order 
to satisfactorily complete the lighting system 
installation and to provide adequate clearances 
in Twin Peaks Tunnel, under Contract No. HR-662- 
Lighting System in Tr-rin Peaks Tunnel. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0383 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 
settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $51,164.33. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, f'cCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

79-0392 M Approving traveling expense vouchers for 

Ernest Johnson, amount' $742.95; Lee '<?ashburn, 
amount $926.64; Frank Bauer, amount $752.13; 
Don Cameron, amount $752.13; Frank Guzzo, 
amount $529.23; Fdvin Olsen, amount $506.63; 
Thomas Mullaney, amount $543.64; and P.od 
Bartholomew, amount $939.41, in connection 
v;ith Muni Metro System ooerations. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of ¥cCtea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0393 HH ?\pproving the Capital Improvement Program of 
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power for the period 
1980-81 through 1985-86, and approving the 
amount of $8,330,200 as the cost of the pro- 
gram for fiscal year 1980-81. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0394 N Approving the Capital Improvement Program of 

the San Francisco Water Department for the period 
1980-81 through 1985-86, and approving the 
amount of $7,442,000 as the cost of the program 
for fiscal year 1980-81. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

79-0395 W Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities on behalf of the City and County of 
San Francisco to execute an extension until 
June 1, 1981, of the 5 agencies Agreement to 
transport State water to the Marin Municipal 
Water District. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolutions were adopted: 

Awarding and approving seven (7) grazing lease 
bids in Alameda/Santa Clara Counties for a 
term of 3 years? and rejecting one (1) grazing 

bid: 

79-0396 W Parcel B- to Richard Mendoza-290 acres at a 
yearly rental of $5,075.00 

79-0397 W Parcel C- to TTilliam McDonald- 4405 acres at a 
yearly rental of $119,375.50. 

79-0398 W Parcel D- to Ernest J. Pombo- 1335 acres at a 
yearly rental of $32,707.50 

79-0399 W Parcel E- to Donald H. Hays- 785 acres at a 
yearly rental of $13,031.70 

79-0400 W Parcel F- to Ferrara Meat Co., -2100 acres at 
a yearly rental of $34,335.00 

79-0401 W Parcel G- to Ernest J. Pombo- 380 acres at 
a yearly rental of $7,030.00 

79-0402 W Parcel I- to Tony and Russ Fields- 1961 acres 
at a yearly rental of $4,400.00 

79-0403 W Parcel H- rejecting the sole bid, submitted 
by vTohn Covo, for 4 80 acres at a yearly ren- 
tal of $960.00; and authorizing the San 
Francisco Water Department to negotiate an 
acceptable higher rent with John Covo or any 
other person or parties. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0404 W Awarding to Manuel Garcia a 64 acre grazing 

lease in Alameda County for a term of 3 years 
commencing Ilovember 1,,1979, in the amount of 
$1,008 per year. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

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following resolution was adopted: 

79-0405 W Authorizing +rhe General riansiger of Public 

'-'--lities to execute an amendment of the 17 
acre grazing lease avrarded to 'Jilliam Hartin 
on September 26, 1978, to provide for dele- 
tion of 64 acres from said lease with a rental 
reduction in direct proportion to the remaining 
leased acreage. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0406 W Authorizing payment to Dolores Stover and 

Floyd Stover of $7,500 as well as of the money 
difference, if any, betv/een the market price 
of $135,000 and the actual price to be realized 
upon the sale of said plaintiffs' property at 
1125 Helen Drive, Millbrae, California, in 
consideration of a release of all claims for 
damages to said property, and a dismissal of 
San Mateo County Superior Court Action No. 
206039 and all related cross-actions. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-04 07 M Approving the Mvmicipal Railway capital 

improvement projects described in the Project 
Data sheets prepared on September 21, 1979, 
and the Abstract of Projects with Ad Valorem 
Funding dated September, 1979, 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0408 M Approving the proposed transfer of a portion 

of Lot 1, Block 756 v;ith approximate dimensions 
of 45' 2" along Fillmore Street and 201' 6" 
along Turk Street, to the Art Commission in 
consideration of payment of the $4 5,900 
historic cost of this parcel as determined 
by the Director of Property and as required 
by Section 23.17 of the Administrative Code. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov;ing resolution was adopted: 

79-0409 M Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$127,655, to provide funds for the employment 
of 17 Muni Metro temporary positions to per- 
form certain functions relative to the 
maintenance of the Muni level of the Market 
Street subway. 

Vote: AycS'-Pilchnr , McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0410 M Authorizing the 'General Manager of Public 
Utilities to approve travel expenses not 
to exceed $1,000 tor Buford Johnson, Transit 
Planner III, to attend a tuition free training 
session to instruct transit/transportation 
planners to use program models developed by 
UMTA and FHT'JA, from October 15 through 
October 19, 1979, at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation's Transportation Systems Center 
in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0411 GO Approving the appointment of Dean Coffey as 

General Manager, Hetch Hstchy Water and Power, 
said appointment to be effective October 10, 
1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on 
file in the office of the Secretary of the 
Public Utilities Commission. 



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Muni's Revised~Transportation Plan for the Elderly and Handicapped 

President Claire C. Pilcher stated that a notice of public 
hearings has been received regarding the revised transportation 
plan. Hearings will be held October 10, 1979, at the Hall of 
Flowers from 7:00^to lOsOO p.m., and on October 11, 1979, at the 
Public Health Department, 101 Grove Street, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

President Pilcher noted that the PUC will have this item on its 
agenda two weeks from today, and must submit a report to U^fTA 
by the end of October and to the IlTC by January 1, 1980. 

Mr. Richard Sklar, General !'anager of Public Utilities, said the 
Commission should tell staff how much money it wishes to spend 
for elderly and handicapped transportation, and v/hether the 
priorities are para-transit or accessibility. Staff will then 
prepare a plan, which will be debated. 

Commissioner John M. Sanger said he hopes the Commission will 
receive some basic data which will make it possible to make 
decisions. 

Mr. Sklar suggested that the Commission discuss the matter with 
Mr. Lyle Peterson, Coordinator of Elderly and Handicapped Pro- 
grams. 

REPORT OF THE GEMERAL M?^7AGER- Richard Sklar 
Attack on Muni Bus 

Mr. Sklar referred to the attack on some fiuni riders by a group 
of young thugs on the night of October 6, 1979. These young men 
were coming from a dance, boarded a 38 Geary bus, and beat up 
and robbed 5 or 6 passengers. He said the T>olice Department 
will add an indeterminate number of policemen to the transit 
police force. He said there has been a dramatic decrease in the 
number of incidents since Muni concentrated the security task 
force three months ago on the most troublesome lines. Incidents 
have dropped by half. 

President Pilcher commented that the Police Department had been 
notified the day before the dance of the time it would be over. 
Also, a Muni inspector did call police again the night of the 
dance. 

Commending Muni Operator Oscar D. Hollin 

Mr. Sklar read a note from Mr. James H. Leonard, Director of 
Public Service, concerning Mr. Hollin, a driver on the 30 Express 
line. On October 5, 1979, follov/ing a football game at Galileo 
High School, his coach stopped at Van Ness and Chestnut Street, 
and a large group of teen-agers came aboard. 

After he started up, they immediately became unruly and loud 
and attempted to grab wallets and purses. Mr. Hollin stopped 
his bus in the middle of the street, walked to the rear of the 
coach, and stated, "All right, get out or I'll call the man". 
The trouble makers immediately got off. 

One of the passengers called on Mr. Leonard, and said that 
thereafter every nassenqer who left the coach complimented ajnd 
thanked Mr. Hollin, This nac^semjcr said Mr. Hollin moved so 
quickly and decisively that he calmed an explosive situation. 
iiefore riovinq to the rear of the coach he assure^' the nassenr-^rs 
that police were on the T/ay, rir. Tiollin is Gft. tall cin ^ v;oi'^hs 
24 pounds. 

He is a minister at a Baptist chxirch, and he and his wife are 
foster parents in a proaram operated by the Florence Crittenden 
Home. Mr. Hollin is in his 2 5th year v;ith Muni. ^r. Sklar 
said staff will take all possible action to comnliment and re- 
ward Ilr. Hollin. 

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Missed Equipment on Diesel Runs 

Mr. Sklar reoorted the first incidence of missed equipment on the 
diesel runs since June, 1979, on October 8, 1979. Muni has had 
difficulty in having shop personnel v?ork overtime because it takes 
3 or 4 months for the payroll system to pay for overtime worked. 

iMayor Dianne Feinstein and Mr. Sklar met with a group of union 
officials last week, and the Mayor is preparing a letter to the 
Controller and the Civil Service Department requesting that the 
payroll procedure be improved. The shop personnel did not work, 
and 25 runs were missed. 

Canon Kip Community House 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that Canon Kip was given 5267,000 by the PUC about 9 months ago 
to improve maintenance and service. He said Canon Kip is proud 
to report that client service has been upgraded by 40 percent, 
due in large part to financial assistance provided by the 
Commission. 

Part Time Drivers 

Commissioner Peter McCrea commented that a month ago there v/as 
a discussion regarding the problem of providing enough service 
for the increased Muni patronage. He said he understands Muni 
revenues are substantially increased as a result of "jamming" 
people on the buses. He asked if this surplus revenue can be 
used for hiring part time drivers and adding buses to alleviate 
this problem. 

Mr. Sklar replied that staff is nov; preparing a supplemental 
appropriation for this purpose. On an annual basis there is 
$3 million estimated above the Controller's estimate. Less than 
one-half of the total estimated amount V7ill be used initially 
for part time operators. 

However, he said, there is a problem in that there is a sentiment 
at the Board of Supervisors, the Controller's Office, and in 
Rudy ilothenberg ' s office that the additional estimated income 
should be saved for next year. Staff will have to make the 
case that this money is derived from Muni and should be returned 
to Muni now. Some of the $3 million will be saved for a further 
supplemental appropriation for fuel and materials increases and 
driver needs in the snring, if necessary.. 

Mr. Sklar stated t-hat IJancy Keane, Assist;=>nt General Manager, 
Administration, has done an incredible job of "filling the pipe- 
line". Muni has requisitions in for 50 part time drivers, and 
classes are ready. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that if the supplemental appropriation 
is passed, staff should vigorously lobby in all of the public 
forums to obtain passenger support in order to get some of the 
"griping on the street" into the Supervisors chcimbers. 

Mr. Sklar responded to Commissioner Sanger's questions as to when 
the Commission would receive a report from the planning section 
on meeting transit needs in cable car corridors with "Before 
the next PUC meeting" . 

********** 

ITEM NO. 7 (c) — ^pproving settlement of the unlitigated claim of 
Leonore Grosflam, Superior Court IIo. 71A-fJ30, against the San 
Francisco TTater Department, in the amount of $4,200. 

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conclusion that the unlitigated claim could be defended. 

Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, said he would 
check into the matter. 

President Pilcher directed that this item be taken off calendar. 

*********** 

Resolution No. 79-0385 — Authorizing bid call for HH Contract No. 
609- Construct Trolley Coach Turnaround at Transbay Terminal. 
Estimated Cost: $120,000. 

Commissioner Sanger said it is not clear to him that it has been 
settled that as far as the new Transbay Terminal reconstruction 
plan is concerned that the Muni route is going to be in front 
of the terminal. 

Mr. Sklar said this has been agreed to by all parties. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that a nev; plan has been adopted for 
the Transbay Terminal %\;hich v/ould eliminate the ramp and put a 
turnaround in front of the building with a bridge over the top 
of the turnaround on Mission Street. 

Mr. Oral L. Hoore, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer, said 
the installation would replace the streetcar route. He said 
this may have to be modified when the Transbay Terminal is modi- 
fied. 

Mr. Sklar commented that Muni may have the loop on the old ramp 
for 2 or 3 years before Transbay Terminal redesign is started. 
There is now a question as to whether anything will ever be done 
to redesign the terminal. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if installing these wires would interfere 
with streetcar operations, and Mr. Moore replied, ""lo" . 

Resolution No. 79-0393 — Approving the Capital Improvement Program 
of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power for the period 1980-01 through 
1985-86, and approving the amount of $n, 338, 200 as the cost of 
the program for fiscal year 1980-81. 

Responding to Commissioner Sanger, Mr. Moore stated that last 
year a decision was made that the PUC should review the capital 
improvement program before it is submitted to city Planning. 

Commissioner Sanger noted that there are 2 nevr items under 
Capital Improvement Projects Hetch Hetchy Operating — Moccasin, Low 
Head Generating Facilities, and Eleanor-Cherry Pump Station. 

Mr. Moore stated that Eleanor-Cherry Pump Station was included 
last year. The other item, he said, would be a plant at Moccasin, 
which would use water from Moccasin snillway. He said staff has 
been looking at generating facilities at Moccasin for 5 years, 
and this year it is a feasible project. 

Commissioner Sanger asked if it is contemplated to fund this 
latter item from accrued revenues, and fir. Moore replied in the 
affirmative. 

Mr. Moore said that the next step x;ould be an environmental 
review. He said this year's budget includes funds for the FIR 
and engineering studies. 

Commissioner Sanger said he v/ould like to see a study of revenue 
implications, and v/hat the pay back period vrould be. 

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indicated as part of a long range plan. At budget time a 
feasibility study will be submitted. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that it is an excellent project, 
and that he is in favor of initiating power and revenue, 

Ilr. Moore said this project would utilize water that has been 
falling down. He said most of the Hetch Hetchy System is a 
pressure system. 

Commisssioner McCrea commented that the other new item is Peak 
Power Facilities- Item No. 14. 

Mr. Moore said this is sheer speculation based on what might 
be the results of studies. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if staff could prepare in the next 
4 or 5 months a paper describing the "trade offs" between 
Item No. 10 — T'ards Ferry and Clavey Complexes, Construction, and 
Item No. 14 — Peak Power Facilities. He said they are not mutually 
compatible projects in all instances. He also requested that 
the R.W. Beck and Associates study be updated regarding feasi- 
bility of cost benefit analysis of Clavey-:7ards Ferry and what 
Peak Power Facilities cost benefit analysis might be. f'r. Moore 
said he expects to havc^the results of the consultant's study 
within 7 months. 

Commissioner McCrea asked that when the study is received either 
consultant or staff prepare an overview that ties together the 
Clavey-Wards Ferry project with Item 14. 

Mr. Moore replied that this is part of the consultant's job, and 
said the Commission will have this information before budget time. 

*********** 

Resolution No. 79-0407 — Approving the Municipal Railway capital 
improvement projects described in the Project Data sheets pre- 
pared on September 21, 1979, and the Abstract of Projects with 
Ad Valorem funding dated September, 1979. 

Mr. Sklar explained that the Commission is not approving Muni's 
capital projects. These will be presented to the Commission 
on October 23, 1979. 

President Pilcher asked if the Commission could have the material 
before the regular calendar is distributed, and Dr. John M. 
Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, reolied 
that this material will be given to the Commission on October 17 
or 10, 1979. 

Mr. Sklar stated that the Commission v/ill not be receiving anything 
new, but will receive the formalization of the capital priorities 
presented earlier and the UMTA grants relating to then. 

ITEM NO, 16 — Authorizing staff of Hunicinal Railway to issue a 
revocable permit to Arthur H. Shooter, Inc., for storage of 
construction materials on a portion of Lot 5, Block 1268, from 
September 20, 1979 to February 20, 19R0, all for a consideration 
and one time permit fee to be determined by the Real Estate 
Department . 

Commissioner Sanger asked if there has been any notification to 
neighborhood groups in the area, as the area is adjacent to the 
the west portal of the Sunset T'unnel, which is used as an 
informal park. Ke asked if there vill be trucks moving in and 
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borhood groups to his knowledge. He explained that the Department 
of Public Works' contractor will be storing some equipment and 
materials. 

Commissioner Sanger commented that the contractor will be planting 
trees in the Haight Ashbury district, and has to cross the tracks 
on the N line where the first LRVs will be running. 

Commissioner McCrea suggested that a condition of issuing the 
permit be that riuni monitor the performance of the contract. 

Mr. Sklar suggested having Messrs. Moore and Green look at the 
situation and report back to the Commission. 

President Pilcher directed that this item be put over to the PUC 
meeting of November 13, 1979. 

******** 

Resolution No. 79-0409 — Approving supplemental appropriation, 
amount $127,655 to provide funds for the employment of 17 Muni 
Metro temporary positions to perform certain functions relative 
to the maintenance of the Mvini level of the Market Street subway. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if it would be appropriate to send a 
letter to the BART Board of Directors. 

Dr. Christensen explained that staff has been working on this 
matter for 3 months, and that the next and probably the last 
meeting will be held in two weeks. After that, he said, the 
unresolved matters will be clearly defined and at that point it 
would be appropriate to send a letter. 

He said staff will have a meeting then with Mr. Richard nemko, 
his engineer, and attorneys and will endeavor to finally resolve 
claims and counter claims. BAPT claims the City owes #450,000 
in power invoices. The City claims BART owes the detour cost of 
$4 million. The other claims have been mostly cleared up. 

Responding to President Pilcher, Dr. Christensen said the City 
claims it owes $250,000 for pov/er and not $450,000. 

Commissioner Sanger made a motion to send a letter to BART 
stating that both agencies would have something to gain by 
settlement, and that the City has been disappointed in being unable 
to divorce the contractual services from the settlement of prior 
claims. It is necessary for the City to go ahead v;ith the Muni 
Metro program. - 

Mr. Sklar pointed out that he has said all of this to BART 
representatives . 

President Pilcher said she is opposed to the Commission taking a 
negative stance. 

Commissioner Sanger said he sees no reason why claims negotiations 
have anything to do with saving Muni and BART money on janitorial 
services. 

Dr. Christensen stated that BART's position is it will not supply 
startup work until the claims are settled. Also, BART is on 
strike and can not perform. For the long term, he said, Muni 
has agreed to negotiate later for janitorial services where there 
will be economies to both parties. 

Commissioner r^cCrea said the City is to spend money not necessary 
as a bargaining tool to solve a suit that has nothing to do with 
janitorial services. He said the BAI^T Board of Directors should 
be so informed. 

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Commissioner Flynn asked if staff sees nroposed resolution 
interfering with negotiations, and Dr. Chris tensen replied, "No". 

Commissicnsr Flynn seconded the motion to send a letter to BART 
which was passed. President Pilcher voted "No". ' 



******** 

Resolution No. 79-0410 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to approve travel expenses not to exceed $1,000 for 
Buford Johnson, Transit Planner III, to attend a tuition free 
training session to instruct transit/transportation planners to 
use program models developed by UMTA and FW1A. from October 15 
through October 19, 1979, at the U.S. Department of Transporta- 
tion's Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

President Pilcher asked if staff thinks this is a valuable 
program. 

Mr. Green explained that Mr. Tom Ma toff. Director of Planning, 
Municipal Railv;ay, has asked that Mr. Johnson be allowed to 
attend this training session. He views it as an opportunity to 
greatly upgrade the planning section. Among other things, it 
will be of benefit to the latent demand study. 

Commissioner Sanger said it is his observation that there is 
not a habit of purchasing excursion fare tickets. 

Mr. Sklar commented that both he and Mr. Green used super 
saver fares on a recent trip. 

********* 

Resolution No. 79-0411 — Approving the appointment of Dean '^. 
Coffey as General Manager, Hetch Hetchy ^Jater and Power, said 
appointment to be effective October 10, 1979. 

Mr. Sklar recommended Mr. Dean Coffey's appointment, and stated 
that the Commission might interview Mr. Coffey before making a 
final decision. He said the position of Hetch Hetchy VTater and 
Poxi;er General Manager is now a different one than when Mr. Moore 
had it. 

It is now essentially operations and facilities maintenance 
manager for the Hetch Hetchy System. Most of the facilities are 
in the mountains. He explained that V.r. Coffey '/orked as 
Project Engineer for Halvorson-McLaughlin Constructors on HH 
Contract No. 382, and for the past or 10 years directly for 
Mr. Moore at Hetch Hetchy. It is felt that Mr. Coffey is ideally 
suited for the job as now constituted, and Mr. Moore recommends 
his appointment. 

Commissioner Sanger requested that the Commission meet with 
Mr. Coffey in executive session. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he has watched the work of Mr. Moore 
for 17 years and has been greatly impressed. He said that if 
Mr. Moore recommends Mr. Coffey he is satisfied v;ith the 
appointment . 

Commissioner McCrea asked if the new manager of Hetch Hetchy 
is to reside at Moccasin or in San Francisco. 

Mr. Sklar replied that he v/ould reside in Moccasin and make 
periodic visits to the City. He said the heart of the operation 
is at Moccasin, and the transit work of Hetch Hetchy would 
become part of the transit operation of the r''unicipal Railway. 

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suggested that the Commission recess to meet with Mr. Coffey 
concerning the recommended appointment, 

******** 

Before recessing. Commissioner McCrea said he wished to bring 
up the matter of signs on Muni buses. He said that buses 3078, 
3278, 5080, and 5089 have direct application signs on the sides 
of the type the Commission voted not to place on buses. 

Mr. Green stated that there was an understanding that it could 
be done on a few buses. However, Muni has instructed the 
advertiser that this was not the Commission's intent, and these 
signs will be removed. 

Commissioner McCrea commented that signs on the sides of buses 
were voted down by the Commission. 

Mr, Peter Ehrlich, Muni operator, said he has noticed that when 
the signs are peeled off paint has been removed from the buses. 

Mr. Sklar said signs will be removed, repainting will be done, 
and the advertiser will be instructed to place no more of these 
signs, 

******** 

3:15 P.M. President Pilcher recessed the meeting. 

3:43 P.M. The meeting was reconvened. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
the Commission voted unanimously to approve the appointment 
of Mr. Dean H. Coffey as General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and 
Power, said appointment to be effective October 10, 1979. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:45 P.M, 



ROr*AINE A. SMITH 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 2 6 1979 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



''^MI^NUTES 
- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Dianne Feinstein 
Mayor 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.ri. 
^ October 23, 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 

Claire C. Pilcher, President 
Peter McCrea, Vice-President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
John F. Henning, Jr. 
John M. Sanger 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BURFAUS 

Engineering and Construction 
Management 

Admini s tr a tion 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Performance Monitoring 



Richard Sklar 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call To Order; 2s 00 P.M. 

Present: President Claire C. Pilcher, Vice-President Peter McCrea, 
Conunissioners H. Welton Flynn, John M. Sanger 

Absent? Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of October 9, 1979, were 
approved , 

Discussion preceding adoption of resolutions is attached. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0413 M Approving the Transportation Plan for the 
Elderly and Handicapped of San Francisco, 
as modified and supplemented by the revised 
plan and revised recommendations provided 
by staff; and approving the accompanying 
specific budget and funding levels for one 
year. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0414 HH Approving Department of Public Works' propo- 
sal for construction of new street lighting on 
Webster and Buchanan Streets from California 
to Pacific Street. 

Votes ?Vyes-Pilcher, Flvnn, Sanger 
= Not rresent-McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0415 HH Approving Department of Public T/Jorks* pro- 
posal for construction of new street ligh- 
ting on Powell and Stockton Streets from 
Bay to Filbert Streets. 



votes Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, 
Not rresent-McCrea 



Janger 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0416 HH Approving modification in the debit amount 

of $3,490.87 to provide funds for additional 
v;ork, under HH Contract ^o. 602- Tunnels 
and Pipelines, Moccasin to Alameda East 
Portal, General Repairs. 



Vote : 



Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not rresent-McCrea 



79-345 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution v;as adopted: 

79-0417 W Authorizing bid call for '.'ID Contract Mo. 

1771- Relocation of Crystal Springs Pipeline 
No, 2 at Colma Creek and Orange Avenue, South 
San Francisco, San Mateo County. Estimated 
Cost: $120,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0418 V^ Authorizing bid call for 'ID Contract No. 

1749- Painting Potrero Heights Tank. Estimated 
Cost: $16,000. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0419 HII Authorizing bid call for V7D Contract No. 
1759- Installation of 4-Inch Ductile Iron 
Hain in Yale Street North of Wayland Street. 
Estimated Cost: $15,240. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not rresent-McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0420 n Awarding Contract No. MR-678- Public Address 

Systems in Muni Metro Stations- to Abbett 
Electric Corporation, San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia in the amount of $180,000. (Transit 
Improvement Progreun) 

Votes Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Fresent-McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0421 M Approving cancellation and v/rite-off of 

uncollectibe accounts receivable more than 
90 days past due, amount $294.32; and appro- 
ving compromise and collection of Municipal 
Railv/ay claims for damages against miscel- 
laneous debtors, amount $4,027.38, month of 
September, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not ?resent-McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0422 M Approving payment of claims, amount $77,880.14 
from Municipal Railway revolving fund, month 
of September, 1979. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-McCrea 



79-346 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0412 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants 

in settlement of claims against the Municipal 
Railway, total amount $42,633.41 



Vote: 



Ayes-Pi Icher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-Mo€rea 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0423 M Approving traveling expense vouchers for 

Curtis E, Green, General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, in the amount of $959.96; and 
Rod J. Bartholomew, Deputy General Manager, 
Operations, Municipal Railv/ay, in the amount 
of $827,61, incurred while attending the 
annual APTA Convention in New York, N.Y., 
from September 24 through September 27, 1979. 



vote: 



Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-McCrea 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0424 GO Approving the addition and deletion of 

signature authorizations to various Public 
Utilities Commission Revolving Fund checking 
accounts . 



Vote: 



Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-McCrea 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



79-0425 HH Declaring an emergency under Section 6.30 
of the San Francisco Administrative Code, 
directing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to effect the purchase of two 
lightning arresters, cunount $10,000. 



and 



Vote: 



Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-McCrea 



On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0426 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to execute a Letter of Intent with 
the Pacific Gas and Electric Company sub- 
station facilities. (Pov/er Improvement Pro- 
gram) 



Vote; 



Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 

Not Present-McCrea 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0427 W Approving settlement of the unlitigated 

claim of Leonore Grosflam, Superior Court 
No. 714-830, against the San Francisco Water 
Department, in the amount of $4,200. (Con- 
tinued from meeting of October 9, 1979) 



Vote: 



Ayes-Pilcher. Flynn, Sanger 
Not rrcsent-McCrea 



79-347 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0428 W Designating Tuesday, November 27, 1979 at 

2; 00 p.m. as the date and time for a public 
hearing to be conducted by the Public 
Utilities Commission in Room 232, City Hall, 
San Francisco for considering a proposal 
for monthly domestic and fire service charge 
revision for ivater service in San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher. Flynn, Sanger 

Not Present-M.cCrea 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
follov/ing resolutions were adopted: 

Awarding and approving four (4) agricultural 
leases in Alameda County for a term of 4 
years. 

79-0429 W Parcel ^"J- to John Ura- 32 acres at a yearly 
rental of $8,000. 

79-0430 W Parcel X- to Pacific Nurseries- 15 acres at 
a yearly rental of $4,125. 

79-0431 W Parcel Y- to Franklin H. Dell- 6 acres at 
a yearly rental of $1,800. 

79-0432 w Parcel Z- to Nagata Farms- 10 acres at a 
yearly rental of $2,500. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, f anger 

Not Fresent-McCrea 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolutions were adopted: 

Approving two (2) amendments to agricultural 
leases in Alameda County. 

79-0433 W Authorizing execution of the THIRD SUPPLE- 
MENTAL AGREEnENT IN MODIFICATION OF LEASE 
of that certain 25 acre agricultural lease 
with SUMOL NURSERIES, adopted February 1, 
1966 by Resolution No. 66-0084 for ''Jater 
Department property, that amends said lease 
for final additional term of 3 years, 
commencing november 1, 1979, at an annual 
rent of $7500. 

7 9-0434 W Authorizing execution of Amendment to Lease 
of that certain 21 acre agricultural lease 
with Iwao K. Nagata and Tom Toshio Nagata, 
d.b.a Nagata Farms, adopted November 25, 
1975 by Resolution No. 75-0477, for \<iater 
Department property, that amends said lease 
for an additional term of 4 years, commencing 
November 1, 1979, at an annual rent of $5250 
minus the cost of the electricity used for 
pumping irrigation v/ater. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flvnn, Sanger 

Not '^rcsent-McCrea 



79-348 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 9-0435 W Authorizing the City Attorney to stipulate 

to a Judgment In Condemnation in that certain 
Eminent Domain Action entitled, "The People 
of the State of California vs. City and County 
of San Frcincisco et al" , San Mateo County 
Superior Court Case No. 148724. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution x^as adopted: 

79-0436 M Authorizing --he Municipal Railway to compro- 
inise ana accept $4,600 in settlement of a 
claim against the Sunset Scavenger Company 
for damage to streetcar No. 1107. 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher . Flvnn, Sanger 
Not Present-McCrea 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0437 M Approving Amendment No. 5 to the Agreement 
between the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation and Louis T, Klauder 
and Associates for professional services in 
connection with the subway signal system 
design review, inspection, and acceptance, 
which increases tVi<» amount of the Agreement 
from $695,251 to $843,471; and requesting 
the SFIIRIC to approve and execute Amendment 
No. 5 (Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, Flynn, Sanger 

Not Present-McCrea 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0438 M Directing the Municipal Railway to complete 
preparations for the orderly transition to 
subway operations on all present streetcar 
lines and authorizing discontinuance of 
service on present Municipal Railway street- 
car lines J-Church, K-Ingieside, L-Taraval, 
M-Oceanview and N-Judah and inauguration of 
Muni Metro service, in a phased sequence. 



Vote: Ayes-McCre;^ '='''vnn, Sanger 
No-Pi Icher 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0439 M Approving the Capital Improvement Program of 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway for the 
period of 1979-80 to 1984-85. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-Pilcher 



79-349 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0440 M Approving the budget in the amount of 

$3,500,000 for engineering work for recon- 
struction of the cable car system; authorizing 
the filing of an application to the California 
Department of Transportation for funds in the 
amount of said budget sum; and requesting the 
Board of Supervisors for authorization to 
apply for, receive and expend said funds, 
(Transit Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0441 M Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$2,969,801, to provide for operational ex- 
penses incurred after January 1, 1980, as a 
direct result of Muni Metro revenue operations; 
and reouesting the Metropolitan Transportation 
-v^ommission io approve the allocation of $1.5 
million of TDA funds for this purpose. 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 
Not Present-Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Sanger, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0442 M Awarding Contract No. MR-679- Closed Cirr'"*" 
TV Systems in Muni Metro Stations- to 
Kingston Contracting, Inc., Burlingame, Cali- 
fornia in the amount of $263,229. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flvnn, Sanger 
Not Present-Pilcher 

On motion of Sanger, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

79-0443 M Approving modification in the debit amount 
of $21,744 to provide funds for various 
changes in the work, under Contract Ho. MR- 
625- Installation of Automatic Controls for 
Girder and T-Rail Switches and Miscellaneous 
TracKwork. (Transit Improvement Progrsun) 

Vote: Ayes-Pilcher, McCrea, Flynn, Sanger 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



79-350 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER-Mr. Richard Sklar 

ITEM NO. 8 (c)- Awarding HH Contract No. 585- Marina Substation 
Area, Power Facilities and Related "ork- to Abbett Electric 
Corporation, in the net amount of $398,187. 

Mr. Sklar requested that this item be taken off calendar pen'^ina 
a report from Mr, George L. Newkirk, Contracts Compliance Officer, 
as the contractor has not complied with r!BE regulations. 

38-S Richmond Shuttle 

Mr. Sklar reported that this shuttle was put into service in 
the Richmond district on October 22, 1979, to try to pick up 
on the service lag on the Muni 5-Year Plan. The shuttle runs 
to the Geary Street shopping corridor using available equipment. 
It runs every 15 minutes from 9s00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. Staff will report regularly on the impact and 
rider ship. Operators are being used vrho are on split paid time 
or stand-by time. There is a cost for fuel and oil, but it is 
considered a worthwhile experiment. This service was inaugura- 
ted as a result of a meeting held in the Richmond district 
with "^UDfirvisor Gordon Lau and approximately 250 people eight 
or nine days ago. 

Meeting with Secretary of Transportation, Neil Goldschmidt 

PUC Commissioners and staff met with the Secretary of Transpor- 
tation on his recent visit to San Francisco. The Secretary 
indicated his total support for San Francisco, and Mr. Sklar 
said he remains optimistic on Federal support for the cable 
car system. 

Equipment Availability 

Mr. Sklar said there is a problem of equipment availability 
at the ^Toods facility due to a refusal of mechanics to work 
overtime. This is because tinder the Controller's accounting 
system it takes 3 to 5 months for employees to receive overtime 
checks. Mayor Dianne Feinstein is intervening with the Con- 
troller, and Mr. Sklar said he met with shop stewards this 
morning and will be meeting with the maintenance staff. 

Cable Cars 

The California Street cable car line is due to be back in 
operation November 1, 1979. However, the Department of Public 
Works has decided to repair a sewer at California and Davis 
Streets. Staff is meeting with DPW staff